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Title
Medicare-covered skilled nursing facility services, 1967-88.
First Author
Silverman, Herbert A
Date of Pub
1991 Spring
Pages
103-108
Volume
12
Issue
3
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
The skilled nursing facility benefit under Medicare has been difficult to administer because its intent has been subject to misinterpretation. This article describes the series of legislative and administrative actions taken to align the benefit's use with its intent. Data are presented to show the changes in utilization and program expenditures in response to the actions taken. The 1988 clarifications to the level-of-care requirements seem to have resulted in an increased level of use of skilled nursing facility services.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Aged : Eligibility Determination/legislation & jurisprudence : Human : Inpatients/statistics & numerical data : Medicare/organization & administration : Reimbursement Mechanisms : Skilled Nursing Facilities/economics/utilization : United States
NTIS Number
PB91-201384