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Prospective Payment System–Exempt Cancer Hospitals White Paper

In an effort to reduce the rapidly escalating costs of providing healthcare in the U.S., Congress implemented the new inpatient PPS in the mid-1980s. This system reduced the amount of Medicare reimbursement that hospitals would receive and incentivized facilities to become more efficient by decreasing their costs for inpatient care. Certain specialty hospitals that met a number of requirements were exempted…

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