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HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration) under pressure over outpatient payment criteria

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), the agency that runs the US Medicare federal health insurance plan for the elderly and disabled, says it will try to increase the number of products that can meet the new higher payment criteria under Medicare's pending prospective payment system (PPS) for hospital outpatient procedures.

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