Changes in Medicare skilled nursing facility benefit admissions.
Dubay, Lisa C
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In this article, the changes in Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) benefit admissions from 1983 through 1985 are examined
and factors that influence changes in access since the implementation of Medicare's prospective payment system are analyzed.
During this period, use of the SNF benefit increased nationally by 21 percent. Multivariate analysis is used to determine
factors associated with changes in admissions. Changes in SNF benefit admissions were found to be negatively associated with
changes in area hospitals' lengths of stay and changes in hospitals' discharges. Medicaid reimbursement policies were also
shown to affect changes in utilization.
Bed Conversion : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Multivariate Analysis : Patient Discharge/statistics & numerical data
: Prospective Payment System/statistics & numerical data : Reimbursement Mechanisms : Skilled Nursing Facilities/supply &
distribution/utilization : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : United States