Medicare fee-for-service spending increased 2.3% between 2015-16

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Medicare fee-for-service hospital spending increased slightly between 2015 and 2016 — by 2.3 percent, according to an analysis from the Medicare Payment Advisory Council.

MedPAC reported access to care remains high among fee-for-service beneficiaries, the shift in care from inpatient to outpatient continues, and occupancy rates are low in most hospitals.

Here are 13 more things to know about fee-for-service Medicare payments between 2015 and 2016, based on the MedPAC analysis.

MedPAC is an independent federal committee that advises Congress on Medicare issues.


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