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Title
Prospective payment for Medicare skilled nursing facilities: background and issues.
First Author
Liu, Korbin
Date of Pub
1986 Fall
Pages
79-85
Volume
8
Issue
1
Other Authors
Doty, Pamela; Schieber, George J; Wiener, Joshua
Abstract
Strong interest by Congress in a Medicare prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities (SNF's) resulted in a major study by the Health Care Financing Administration on the Medicare SNF benefit. This article highlights findings from that study, which addressed the following: the Medicare SNF benefit, utilization and expenditures, the Medicare SNF industry, problems with the current Medicare SNF reimbursement system, efforts to develop a Medicare SNF case-mix measure, and case-mix differences between hospital-based and freestanding SNF's. In addition, we discuss the implications of the study findings for the design of a Medicare SNF prospective payment system (PPS).
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Medicare : Prospective Payment System : Costs and Cost Analysis : Data Collection : Skilled Nursing Facilities/economics : Statistics : United States
NTIS Number
PB88-131545