Skilled Nursing Facilities: Approval Process for Certain Services May Result in Higher Medicare Costs

Skilled Nursing Facilities: Approval Process for Certain Services May Result in Higher Medicare Costs

by Janet L. Shikles

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Skilled Nursing Facilities: Approval Process for Certain Services May Result in Higher Medicare Costs by Janet L. Shikles

A study of (1) the growth of skilled nursing facility (SNF) costs & SNF use in relation to hospital use; (2) the characteristics of Medicare SNF patients & the types of services they receive in SNFs being paid higher than normal amounts compared to other SNFs, as well as whether patients in such facilities receive appropriate care; & (3) whether the Health Care Financing Administrations (HCFA) process for assessing requests for higher payments ensures that only SNFs furnishing atypical services are granted exceptions, & what information HCFA gathers to assess such requests. Charts & tables.

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ISBN-13: 9780788178764
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/28/1999
Pages: 133

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