Medicare use and cost of short-stay hospital services by enrollees with cataract, 1984.

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Title
Medicare use and cost of short-stay hospital services by enrollees with cataract, 1984.
First Author
Ruther, Martin M
Date of Pub
1987 Winter
Pages
91-99
Volume
9
Issue
2
Other Authors
Black, Cheryl
Abstract
In this article, we present data on aged and disabled Medicare hospital insurance enrollees discharged with the principal diagnosis of cataract from short-stay hospitals. Medical technology has reduced the risk of cataract surgery and the time needed to perform the surgery. As a result, the number of enrollees undergoing cataract surgery has increased. Also, such surgery has been shifted from inpatient hospitals to outpatient facilities. However, outpatient reimbursement for cataract surgery often equals or exceeds inpatient payments. To address this inequity, Congress legislated payment limits for cataract surgery.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : Aged, 80 and over : Cataract Extraction/economics : Data Collection : Disabled Persons : Female : Human : Insurance, Hospitalization/utilization : Male : Medicare/utilization : Patient Discharge/economics : Statistics : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
PB88-196670