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Medicare Payments to Hospitals to Rise 2.8 Percent in 2013

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Sep• 11•12

Medicare will increase payments to hospitals by 2.8 percent in 2013.  This net change is due to five major adjustments.

  • Hospital market basket Adjustment: 2.6 percentage points
  • Multi-factor productivity adjustment: 0.7 percentage points
  • Affordable Care Act Provisions: -0.1 percentage points
  • Remaining FY 2008 and FY 2009 Prospective Documentation and Coding Adjustment: -1.9 percentage points
  • Restoration of One-Time 2012 Recoupment Adjustment: 2.9 percentage points.

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