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Title
Concordance between planned and approved visits during initial home care.
First Author
Branch, Laurence G
Date of Pub
1991 Fall
Pages
83-91
Volume
13
Issue
1
Other Authors
Cheh, Valerie A; Goldberg, Henry B
Abstract
Based on little prior information and a brief interview, the Medicare home health agency intake case manager must estimate the types and amounts of services a new client will require during the first 60 days of home care. We systematically examined the concordance between types and amounts of planned services with those actually approved and reimbursed during the first 60 days of care for a sample of 2,431 clients during 1986. Overall, the mean number of planned visits during the first 60 days was 24.76, and the mean number of approved visits was 15.95. Approved visits as a percent of planned visits averaged 64.4.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Activities of Daily Living : Data Collection : Disease/classification : Eligibility Determination : Forms and Records Control/organization & administration : Home Care Services/utilization : House Calls/statistics & numerical data : Human : Medicare/organization & administration : Patient Care Planning/organization & administration : Program Evaluation : Reimbursement Mechanisms : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB92-128255