Medicare discharges by facility status under the prospective payment system, 1984-86.
Hatten, James M
Date of Pub
Gibson, David A
When the Health Care Financing Administration implemented the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS), several types of
hospitals and hospital units were excluded from the new reimbursement system, and they remained under the reasonable cost
reimbursement system, subject to the target rate of increase limits. The implementation of PPS has been accompanied by several
changes in hospital classification and in utilization patterns. This article examines some of these changes based on excluded
facility counts and discharges by facility status under the PPS for fiscal years 1984-86.
Data Collection : Hospitals/classification : Medicare/organization & administration : Patient Discharge/trends : Prospective
Payment System/organization & administration : United States