Heart hospitals, medicare, and cross-subsidization.


BACKGROUND Compared with heart hospitals (HHs), does Medicare provide better reimbursement to traditional hospitals (THs)? METHODS Diagnosis Related Group (DRG)-specific data from Hospital Compare (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov) were used to compare Medicare reimbursement to hospitals in nine HH markets, representing 10% of the national HH market. RESULTS… (More)


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@article{McLean2009HeartHM, title={Heart hospitals, medicare, and cross-subsidization.}, author={Thomas R. McLean and Valerie A. Lawson}, journal={The American heart hospital journal}, year={2009}, volume={7 2}, pages={E94-8} }