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Title
Medicare Part A utilization and expenditures for psychiatric services: 1995.
First Author
Cano, Carlos
Date of Pub
1997 Spring
Pages
177-193
Volume
18
Issue
3
Other Authors
Hennessy, Kevin D; Lubitz, James; Warren, Joan L
Abstract
This study provides an overview of Medicare's current coverage and payment policies regarding hospitalization for psychiatric disorders, and presents new information on demographic, diagnostic, utilization, and expenditure characteristics associated with inpatient psychiatric care among 1995 Medicare beneficiaries. Results suggest that utilization and expenditure patterns for Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for psychiatric illness in 1995 differ across demographic (e.g., age, sex, race) and diagnostic categories. The implications of these findings for current management of the Medicare program as well as the evolution of Medicare managed care systems for behavioral health services are discussed.
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MeSH
Demography : Female : Health Care Surveys : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Hospitals, Psychiatric/economics/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Human : Male : Medicare Part A/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Mental Health Services/economics/utilization : Patient Admission/statistics & numerical data : Patient Discharge/statistics & numerical data : Reimbursement Mechanisms : Skilled Nursing Facilities/economics/utilization : United States
NTIS Number
PB98-110554