Use of Medicare-covered home health agency services, 1988.
Silverman, Herbert A
Date of Pub
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.
Data Collection : Home Care Services/economics/utilization : Insurance, Health, Reimbursement/trends : Medicare/statistics
& numerical data : United States