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Title
Contemplating home health PPS: current patterns of Medicare service use.
First Author
Goldberg, Henry B
Date of Pub
1994 Fall
Pages
109-130
Volume
16
Issue
1
Other Authors
Schmitz, Robert J
Abstract
Implementing a per-episode prospective payment system (PPS) for home health services is one option for Medicare policy makers facing rapid increases in service use and expenditures. Analysis of data on recent episodes of Medicare home health care identified systematic differences in service patterns across provider types; these indicate potential differences in the capacity of agencies of different types to adjust to PPS. The second phase of a national demonstration, which is about to be implemented, will provide information on the extent to which the agency practices that generate much of the observed variation (such as the number of visits provided per episode) are susceptible to management decisions; and whether managers can and do respond to the incentives of per-episode prospective payment.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Episode of Care : Data Collection : Evaluation Studies : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Research : Home Care Services/economics/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Medicare/economics/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Multivariate Analysis : Prospective Payment System/trends : Regression Analysis : Research Design : United States
NTIS Number
PB2001-105546