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Title
Medicaid policies for AIDS-related hospital care.
First Author
Buchanan, Robert J
Date of Pub
1994 Summer
Pages
33-41
Volume
15
Issue
4
Other Authors
Kircher, Fred G
Abstract
With hospital services comprising an important part of care related to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and all Medicaid programs becoming major payers of these services, Medicaid policies affect the care that Medicaid recipients with AIDS receive. Many States pay hospitals on the basis of prospective payments that do not vary with patient diagnosis. In contrast, Medicaid programs using diagnosis-related group (DRG) payment methods adjust payments to reflect the greater cost of AIDS care. At least 12 Medicaid programs limited the number of paid inpatient hospital days during 1992; Medicaid recipients with AIDS could easily exceed such limits.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/economics : Diagnosis-Related Groups/economics : Health Services Research : Hospital Costs : Hospitalization/economics/statistics & numerical data : Human : Length of Stay : Medicaid/organization & administration/statistics & numerical data : Questionnaire : Reimbursement Mechanisms/economics : State Health Plans : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB99-106437