ERIC Number: EJ373142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Medicare Prospective Reimbursement for Mental Health Services: A Literature Review.
Holcomb, William R.; Thompson, Warren A.
Administration in Mental Health, v15 n3 p127-38 Spr 1988
Reviews literature evaluating appropriateness of Medicare's prospective payment system (PPS) through Diagnostic-Related Groups (DRGs), since its implementation in 1983, for psychiatric care. Cites shortcomings that make the system untenable for mental health care, including lack of homogeneity of DRGs, inability to predict length of stay, and financial risk for hospitals, in spite of its administrative manageability. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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