Rates of Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in the Medicare+Choice Population

@inproceedings{McCall2001RatesOH,
  title={Rates of Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in the Medicare+Choice Population},
  author={Nancy McCall and Jennifer Harlow and Debra A. Dayhoff},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
  year={2001}
}
This article evaluates the feasibility of developing hospitalization rates for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) for the Medicare+Choice (M+C) population. M+C inpatient encounter data were used to calculate 15 ACSC rates. We found the initial reporting year of M+C inpatient encounter data had no apparent volume or diagnosis-based biases and over 90 percent of M+C organizations had sufficient enrollment to produce statistically reliable rates. Further, our study results support the… CONTINUE READING

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