Feasibility of case-based payment for inpatient radiology, anesthesia, and pathology services.

@article{Mitchell1989FeasibilityOC,
  title={Feasibility of case-based payment for inpatient radiology, anesthesia, and pathology services.},
  author={Janet B. Mitchell and Margo L. Rosenbach},
  journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing},
  year={1989},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={458-67}
}
This paper evaluates a proposal to include inpatient radiology, anesthesia, and pathology (RAP) services in the Medicare PPS hospital payment rate. One hundred percent Medicare claims data from four states were used to simulate the potential redistributive effects of such a payment change on hospitals. The DRG classification system was found to explain more… CONTINUE READING