7 Statistics on Outpatient Surgery Medicare MarginsAfter seeing growth in Medicare margins between 2004 and 2005, hospital outpatient margins declined in 2006, which reflects changes in the reimbursement for Medicare Part B drugs and the end of hold-harmless payments to SCHs, which were reestablished in 2009.
However, the margin improved in 2009 and 2010, possibly due to relatively low cost growth, according to a report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
Here are the Medicare hospital outpatient margins for 2004-2010:
2004: -10.7 percent
2005: -9.1 percent
2006: -11.0 percent
2007: -11.5 percent
2008: -12.7 percent
2009: -10.7 percent
2010: -9.6 percent
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New Outpatient Surgery Center Comes to North Carolina's MedWest Haywood Hospital
Maine's Boothbay Harbor Hospital to Cease Outpatient Surgery Services
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