Medicare Home Health Care: Prospective Payment System Will Need Refinement As Data Become AvailableAuthor:
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
Summary: Medicare spending for home health care rose from $3.7 billion in 1990 to $17.8 billion in 1997, making it one of the fastest growing components of the program. To control spending, Congress passed an act which required HHS to develop a prospective payment system to replace cost-based payments for home health agencies. This report: documents the objectives, findings, & costs of the research & demonstration projects th...e Health Care Finance Admin. has funded that were related to the design of the prospective payment system; & assesses how these projects contributed to the proposed prospective payment system design & determines which design decisions were based on incomplete information. Charts & tables. [read more]
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