On Hospice Operations Under Medicare Reimbursement Policies

@article{Ata2013OnHO,
  title={On Hospice Operations Under Medicare Reimbursement Policies},
  author={Baris Ata and Bradley L. Killaly and Tava Lennon Olsen and Rodney P. Parker},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={59},
  pages={1027-1044}
}
This paper analyzes the United States Medicare hospice reimbursement policy. The existing policy consists of a daily payment for each patient under care with a global cap of revenues accrued during the Medicare year, which increases with each newly admitted patient. We investigate the hospice’s expected profit and provide reasons for a spate of recent provider bankruptcies related to the reimbursement policy; recommendations to alleviate these problems are given. We also analyze a hospice’s… CONTINUE READING
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