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Title
Use of Medicare-covered home health agency services, 1988.
First Author
Silverman, Herbert A
Date of Pub
1990 Winter
Pages
113-126
Volume
12
Issue
2
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
From 1974 through 1983, Medicare-covered home health visits and expenditures increased at double digit rates (18.4 and 29.0 percent annually, respectively). During the period from 1984 through 1987, intensified bill review by fiscal intermediaries and increased denial rates led to a decline in the number of home health visits. New reimbursement policies led to a markedly reduced rate of increase in the payments for home health services. By 1988, the use of and expenditures for home health services resumed rising. In this article, the trends in home health service use and expenditures are presented and the changes in legislation and policies that affected them are discussed.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Data Collection : Home Care Services/economics/utilization : Insurance, Health, Reimbursement/trends : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : United States
NTIS Number
PB91-176263