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Authors: Gerald Kominski, Steve Long
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: hospital, stays, costlier, patients, income, medicare, low
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Medicare's Prospective Payment System (PPS) includes an adjustment that provides additional payments to hospitals that serve a disproportionately large share of low-income patients. the principal rationale for this adjustment is that low-income patients are costlier to treat, controlling for DRG. Only a few studies have directly examined this issue, however. These studies differ both over whether ......
ISBN: 1422324524, 9781422324523
Author: Unknown
Source: www.ebookdb.org
Keywords: seniors, hearing, lowincome, working, part, medicare
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Copyrights: General Copyright

Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 204......
Authors: Lisa R. Shugarman, Diane E. Campbell, Chloe E. Bird, Jon Gabel, Thomas A. Louis, Joanne Lynn
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: years, life, last, expenditures, medicare, differences
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Age-associated differences in aggregate Medicare payments for end-of-life care are more substantial than other differences. The fact that other differences attenuate in the last year of life (LYOL) may reflect having overcome barriers to health care, or reflect an effective ceiling on the opportunities to provide services for persons with overwhelming illness. Expenditures for blacks are lower in ......
Authors: Melony E. Sorbero, Cheryl L. Damberg, Rebecca Shaw, Stephanie S. Teleki, Susan L. Lovejoy, Alison H. Decristofaro, Jacob W. Dembosky, Cynthia R. Schuster
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: services, final, report, physician, medicare, pay, performance, options, assessment
Formats:PDF
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In recent years, pay-for-performance (P4P) programs have been developed as a strategy for driving improvements in the quality and cost-efficiency of health care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is actively considering P4P for Medicare physician services, viewing this policy strategy as one way to increase physician responsibility for efficiently providing high quality care ......
ISBN: 0833018272, 9780833018274
Authors: Lisa V. Rubenstein, Katherine L. Kahn, Ellen Harrison, Marjorie J. Sherwood, William H. Rogers, Robert H. Brook
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: quality, medical, following, changes, implementation, prospective, system, payment, summary, medicare, inhospital, review, implicit, record, method, structured, measuring, care
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To measure the quality of medical care before and after implementation of the Prospective Payment System (PPS) by Medicare, the authors developed methods for both implicit and explicit review of the medical record. Explicit review relies upon measurement of the extent to which care accords with previously specified criteria; implicit review depends upon a practitioner's expert opinion to develop a......
Authors: Judith C. Fernandez, William D. Saunders, Jeffrey S. Mccombs, James Chiesa
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: medicare, medicaid, waivers, demonstration, estimating, costs, guidelines
Formats:PDF
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This manual is a guide to estimating the gross and net costs of waivers to Medicare or Medicaid regulations.Such estimation is required by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) of anyone who requests a Demonstration Waiver to pursue research that involves reimbursement for health services under Medicare or Medicaid.In particular, applicants for HCFA funding of projects that need waivers ......
ISBN: 0309042305, 9780309042307
Authors: Kathleen N. Lohr, Editor; Committee To Design A Strategy For Quality Review, Assurance In Medicare, Institute Of Medicine
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: volume, assurance, quality, strategy, medicare
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Health care for the elderly American is among our nation's more pressing social issues. Our society wishes to ensure quality health care for all older people, but there is growing concern about our ability to maintain and improve quality in the face of efforts to contain health care costs.Medicare: A Strategy for Quality Assurance answers the U.S. Congress' call for the Institute of Medicine to de......
Authors: Paul G. Shekelle, Erin Stone, Margaret Maglione, Walter Mojica, Sally C. Morton, Elizabeth Roth, Brian Chao, Shannon Rhodes, Laurence Rubenstein, Shin Yi Wu, Geoffrey F. Joyce
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: medicare, population, cessation, smoking, promote, interventions
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This evidence report is a systematic review examining the scientific literature to identify what interventions are most effective for encouraging older smokers to quit. This review was conducted in coordination with the panel convened by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to revise the smoking cessation clinical guideline. The key findings from this report are that individual, telephon......
ISBN: 0833021117, 9780833021113
Author: Sally Trude
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: visits, medicare, rates, description, physicians, hospital
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Medicare's resource-based fee schedule and national volume performance standards aim to improve equity in payment to physicians and contain costs. Since physicians provided 2.5 million more hospital visits in 1988 than in 1986, this study sought to provide a description of the determinants of how often physicians provide hospital visits and to present a baseline for studying changes in the volume ......
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