Should children's hospitals have special consideration in reimbursement policy?
Long, Michael J
Date of Pub
Dreachslin, Janice L; Fisher, James
Children's hospitals were excluded indefinitely from the prospective payment system until a methodology for their reimbursement
could be developed. Special consideration in reimbursement policy could be made for children's hospitals if their patients
were generally more resource intensive than the pediatric patients of other hospitals. The resource intensity of patients
in children's hospitals was compared with pediatric patients in other hospital groups. The results indicate that the patient
population of children's hospitals is similar to the pediatric patient population of university hospitals and considerably
different from the pediatric patient populations of the urban and rural hospitals.
Reimbursement Mechanisms : Adolescence : Child : Child, Preschool : Comparative Study : Data Collection : Diagnosis-Related
Groups/economics : Health Services Research : Hospitals, Pediatric/utilization : Hospitals, Special/utilization : Hospitals/utilization
: Human : Infant : Infant, Newborn : Medicare/utilization : Statistics : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States