2020 Medicare Payment Basics Series

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

MedPAC announces the release of the updated 2020 Medicare Payment Basics series. Payment Basics is a series of brief overviews of how Medicare’s payment systems function. The Commission produces Payment Basics as a resource for policymakers and others to better understand how Medicare pays for health care services.  

There are 20 payment systems on this website.  Here is a clip of 7 from the 1st of 2 pages (The most recently updated Payment Basics are below. Narrow your results using the filters on the left. Sort your results using the drop-down boxes on the right):

The policies discussed in the document for each payment system were current as of September 15, 2020, and reflect any relevant changes implemented in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency as of that date. This document does not reflect proposed legislation or regulatory actions.