A resident-based reimbursement system for intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded.
Slifkin, Rebecca T
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Bollen, Kenneth A; Johnsen, Matthew C; Kilpatrick, Kerry E
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.
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