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Title
Survey-based indices for nursing home quality incentive reimbursement.
First Author
Willemain, Thomas R
Date of Pub
1983 Mar
Pages
83-90
Volume
4
Issue
3
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
Incentive payments are a theoretically appealing complement to nursing home quality assurance systems that rely on regulatory enforcement. However, the practical aspects of incentive program design are not yet well understood. After reviewing the rationale for incentive approaches and recent State and Federal initiatives, the article considers a basic program design issue: creating an index of nursing home quality. It focuses on indices constructed from routine licensure and certification survey results because State initiatives have relied heavily on these readily accessible data. It also suggests a procedure for creating a survey-based index and discusses a sampling of implementation issues.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Data Collection : Reimbursement Mechanisms : Reimbursement, Incentive : Abstracting and Indexing : Health Plan Implementation/economics : Nursing Homes/standards : Quality Assurance, Health Care/economics : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB83-175620