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Title
A resident-based reimbursement system for intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded.
First Author
Slifkin, Rebecca T
Date of Pub
1997 Spring
Pages
61-72
Volume
18
Issue
3
Other Authors
Bollen, Kenneth A; Johnsen, Matthew C; Kilpatrick, Kerry E
Abstract
In this article, the authors present a resident-based reimbursement system for intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICFs-MR), which represent a large and growing proportion of the Medicaid budget. The statistical relationship between resident disability level and the expected cost of caring for the individual is estimated, allowing for the prediction of expected resource use across the population of ICF-MR residents. The system incorporates an indirect cost rate, a base direct care rate (constant across all providers), and an individual-specific direct care rate, based on the expected cost of care.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Reimbursement Mechanisms : Disability Evaluation : Health Care Costs/statistics & numerical data : Health Care Surveys : Human : Intermediate Care Facilities/economics/utilization : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Mental Retardation/economics : Models, Econometric : North Carolina : Ownership : Rate Setting and Review : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
PB98-110554