Prospective payment for nursing homes increased therapy provision without improving community discharge rates.

@article{Hutt2001ProspectivePF,
  title={Prospective payment for nursing homes increased therapy provision without improving community discharge rates.},
  author={Evelyn Hutt and Mary Ecord and Theresa B. Eilertsen and Elizabeth Frederickson and Julie Kowalsky and Andrew M. Kramer},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={1071-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the impact of the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) on therapy use and community discharge rates. DESIGN Quasi-experimental study examining the predemonstration (1994) to demonstration (1997) change in amount of therapy provided, and in community discharge rates at PPS participating and nonparticipating facilities. SETTING Eighteen PPS participating and 17 nonparticipating SNFs in five states. PARTICIPANTS Two thousand sixty… CONTINUE READING