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Title
Medicaid payment rates for nursing homes, 1979-86.
First Author
Gohmann, Stephan F
Date of Pub
1990 Winter
Pages
55-66
Volume
12
Issue
2
Other Authors
Ohsfeldt, Robert L
Abstract
The issue of the cost containment effects of payment systems on per diem payments by Medicaid to nursing homes is addressed. Estimates of real payment rates as a function of broadly defined payment system classifications and economic and demographic variables using State-level data are presented. Little support for the notion that prospective payment systems substantially restrain payment rates for intermediate care facilities is found, but some model specifications indicate possible cost savings associated with prospective payment systems for skilled nursing facilities. Significant methodological concerns that need to be addressed in future research on the cost containment effects of payment systems are also discussed.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Cost Control : Intermediate Care Facilities/economics : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data : Nursing Homes/economics : Prospective Payment System/statistics & numerical data : Rate Setting and Review/trends : Skilled Nursing Facilities/economics : United States
NTIS Number
PB91-176263