Excluded facility financial status and options for payment system modification.
Schneider, John E
Date of Pub
Cromwell, Jerry L; McGuire, Thomas P
Psychiatric, rehabilitation, long-term care, and children's facilities have remained under the reimbursement system established
under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) of 1982 (Public Law 97-248). The number of TEFRA facilities and
discharges has been increasing while their average profit rates have been steadily declining. Modifying TEFRA would require
either rebasing the target amount or adjusting cost sharing for facilities exceeding their cost target. Based on our simulations
of alternative payment systems, we recommend rebasing facilities' target amounts using a 50/50 blend of own costs and national
average costs. Cost sharing above the target amount could be increased to include more government sharing of losses.
Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act : Cost Sharing/methods : Geography : Health Services Research : Hospital Costs/statistics
& numerical data : Hospital Units/economics : Hospitals, Pediatric/economics : Hospitals, Psychiatric/economics : Hospitals,
Special/economics/legislation & jurisprudence/statistics & numerical data : Income/statistics & numerical data : Insurance,
Health, Reimbursement/statistics & numerical data : Medicare Part A/legislation & jurisprudence/statistics & numerical data
: Outliers, DRG/economics : Ownership/economics : Rehabilitation Centers/economics : Residential Facilities/economics : Substance
Abuse Treatment Centers/economics : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States