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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Geographic Adjustment Factors in Medicare Payment.

Geographic adjustment in Medicare payment. Phase I, Improving accuracy / Committee on Geographic Adjustment Factors in Medicare Payment, Board on Health Care Services ; Margaret Edmunds and Frank A. Sloan, editors.

        p. ; cm.

Improving accuracy

Includes bibliographical references and index.

“This study was supported by Contract No. HHS P23320042509XI, Task Order No. HHS P23337012T between the National Academy of Sciences and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services”—T.p. verso.

ISBN 978-0-309-21145-1 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-21146-8 (PDF)

I. Edmunds, Margaret. II. Sloan, Frank A. III. Title. IV. Title: Improving accuracy.

[DNLM: 1. Medicare Part A—economics. 2. Medicare Part B—economics. 3. Fee-for-Service Plans—organization & administration—United States. 4. Professional Practice Location—economics—United States. WT 31]

368.4’2—dc23

2012007108

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