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Title
Impact of municipal health services Medicare waiver program.
First Author
Fleming, Gretchen V
Date of Pub
1987 Spring
Pages
13-25
Volume
8
Issue
3
Other Authors
Andersen, Ronald M; Champney, Timothy F; Hausner, Tony; Lyttle, Christopher S
Abstract
A major goal of the municipal health services program (MHSP) was improvement of health services for the elderly while containing Medicare reimbursement. A Health Care Financing Administration financed Medicare waiver program provided some additional benefits to Medicare Part B enrollees who used the MHSP clinics. Disadvantaged and sicker elderly groups were underrepresented in MHSP facilities. However, even after taking these differences between MHSP and other patients into account, analyses of Medicare records showed that participants in this program had lower reimbursement for hospital inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room services. Also, participants had higher reimbursements for physicians' ambulatory and ancillary care. The net result was total Medicare reimbursements were decreased for program participants.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Health : Reimbursement Mechanisms : Urban Health : Aged : Community Health Services/economics : Cost Control/methods : Data Collection : Evaluation Studies : Human : Medicare/economics : Pilot Projects : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB88-131578