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Under Medicare, hospitals generally receive fixed payments for inpatient stays based on diagnosis-related groups (DRG), a system that classifies stays by patient diagnoses and procedures. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annually uses its own data to reclassify DRGs.
Much attention has focused on the "offshoring" of services to lower-wage locations abroad. Offshoring generally refers to an organization's purchase of goods or services from abroad that were previously produced domestically.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Labor's comments on a previous report that assessed the impact of Labor's ruling that all Federal contracts for the maintenance and repair of automatic data processing (ADP), telecommunications, and other high technology commercial...