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Medicare: Ownership Status of Inpatient Prospective Payment System Hospitals That Qualify for Payment Adjustments

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Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "GAO previously reported that, in 2012, upward payment adjustments affected the vast majority of hospitals paid under Medicare's inpatient prospective system (IPPS). (See GAO-13-334). For this report, GAO found that, of the 3,455 IPPS hospitals in the prior review, the proportion of hospitals qualifying for at least one of four categories of payment adjustments was higher among nonprofit and government hospitals than among for-profit hospitals. On average, 97 percent of government-owned hospitals and 90 percent of nonprofit hospitals received at least one form of increased payment in 2012. In contrast, 80 percent of for-profit hospitals qualified for at least one category of payment adjustment that year. In addition, for-profit hospitals were more likely to receive no, or only one form of, additional payment, whereas government-owned and nonprofit hospitals were more likely to receive two or three forms of additional payment."

Creator(s): United States. Government Accountability Office.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 27, 2013
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 27, 2013
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Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "GAO previously reported that, in 2012, upward payment adjustments affected the vast majority of hospitals paid under Medicare's inpatient prospective system (IPPS). (See GAO-13-334). For this report, GAO found that, of the 3,455 IPPS hospitals in the prior review, the proportion of hospitals qualifying for at least one of four categories of payment adjustments was higher among nonprofit and government hospitals than among for-profit hospitals. On average, 97 percent of government-owned hospitals and 90 percent of nonprofit hospitals received at least one form of increased payment in 2012. In contrast, 80 percent of for-profit hospitals qualified for at least one category of payment adjustment that year. In addition, for-profit hospitals were more likely to receive no, or only one form of, additional payment, whereas government-owned and nonprofit hospitals were more likely to receive two or three forms of additional payment."

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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  • REP-NO: GAO-13-667R
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 655588
  • URL: http://gao.gov/products/GAO-13-667R
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc296591
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