Effect of prospective reimbursement on nursing home costs.

  title={Effect of prospective reimbursement on nursing home costs.},
  author={Andrew F. Coburn and Richard H. Fortinsky and Catherine A. McGuire and Timothy P. McDonald},
  journal={Health services research},
  volume={28 1},
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the effect of Maine's Medicaid nursing home prospective payment system on nursing home costs and access to care for public patients. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING The implementation of a facility-specific prospective payment system for nursing homes provided the opportunity for longitudinal study of the effect of that system. Data sources included audited Medicaid nursing home cost reports, quality-of-care data from state facility survey and licensure files, and… CONTINUE READING