Persistent Variation in Medicare Payment Authorization for Home Hemodialysis Treatments.

@article{Wilk2018PersistentVI,
  title={Persistent Variation in Medicare Payment Authorization for Home Hemodialysis Treatments.},
  author={Adam S Wilk and Richard A. Hirth and Wei Zhang and John R. C. Wheeler and Marc N. Turenne and Tammie A. Nahra and Kathryn K Sleeman and Joseph M Messana},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2018},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={649-670}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze variation in medical care use attributable to Medicare's decentralized claims adjudication process as exemplified in home hemodialysis (HHD) therapy. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Secondary data analysis using 2009-2012 paid Medicare claims for HHD and in-center hemodialysis (IHD). STUDY DESIGN We compared variation across Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) in predicted paid treatments per standardized patient-month for HHD and IHD patients. We used ordinary least… CONTINUE READING
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