HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration) agrees new payment system for outpatient services
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), the US agency that operates the Medicare federal health plan for the elderly and disabled, has finally settled on the full details of its new payment system for hospital outpatient services as originally required by Congress under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
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