Prospective payment system and quality: early results and research strategy.
Eggers, Paul W
Date of Pub
The implementation of the prospective payment system (PPS) in Medicare has raised concerns in both the public and private
health sectors about the potential for compromised quality of care resulting from the financial incentives inherent in the
system. As part of this concern, Congress has mandated annual reports from the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
on the impact of PPS, including the impact on Medicare beneficiaries. In order to meet this mandate, HCFA has initiated several
studies concerning quality of care issues. Those activities and selected results from the 1985 PPS impact report are presented
in this article.
Quality of Health Care : Data Collection : Health Services Accessibility : Hospitalization : Hospitals/standards : Medicare/organization
& administration : Mortality : Prospective Payment System/standards : United States