Medicare Part A utilization and expenditures for psychiatric services: 1995.
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Hennessy, Kevin D; Lubitz, James; Warren, Joan L
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.
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