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Title
Excluded facility financial status and options for payment system modification.
First Author
Schneider, John E
Date of Pub
1993 Winter
Pages
7-30
Volume
15
Issue
2
Other Authors
Cromwell, Jerry L; McGuire, Thomas P
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB95-123469