Comparison of Medicaid nursing home payment systems.
Schlenker, Robert E
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This article summarizes the main findings of a study comparing three generic Medicaid nursing home payment systems: case-mix,
facility-specific, and class-rate. The major comparative analyses examined patient-level case mix and quality, facility-level
costs, Medicaid payment rates, and profitability. The study also analyzed case-mix payment systems in greater detail, emphasizing
the earlier systems. The results suggest advantages and disadvantages for all system types and highlight important considerations
for policyplanners, particularly in States considering case-mix systems. The article concludes with a discussion of issues
important to further research on nursing home payment.
Activities of Daily Living : Comparative Study : Data Collection : Diagnosis-Related Groups/statistics & numerical data :
Health Care Costs/statistics & numerical data : Income/statistics & numerical data : Long-Term Care/classification : Medicaid/organization
& administration : Nursing Homes/economics : Quality of Health Care : Rate Setting and Review/methods : Reimbursement Mechanisms/economics/statistics
& numerical data : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States