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Title
Measuring geographic variations in hospitals' capital costs.
First Author
Pope, Gregory C
Date of Pub
1991 Summer
Pages
75-86
Volume
12
Issue
4
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has proposed incorporating hospital capital payments into the Medicare prospective payment system. HCFA's proposal includes an adjustment to capital payments for geographic differences in capital costs, derived from the prospective payment system area hospital wage index. Alternatively, the geographic adjustment could be based on an area construction cost index. Geographic construction cost indexes calculated from the cost per square foot of finished structures or from construction labor and materials input prices are evaluated in this article.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Abstracting and Indexing/economics : Capital Expenditures/classification : Costs and Cost Analysis/classification : Evaluation Studies : Financial Management, Hospital/legislation & jurisprudence : Financing, Construction/classification : Geography : Medicare Part A/legislation & jurisprudence : Prospective Payment System/classification : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
PB2001-105731