blended payment rate

blended payment rate

A rate of reimbursement for health services in the US which is based on the mean/average of 2 or more payment algorithms. Under DRGs, the blended payment rate is based on a blend of local and federal area wage indices.
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The new fees would be phased in over several years, during which Medicare will use blended payment rates between the old and new CLFS.