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The Interactive Effect of Medicare Inpatient and Outpatient Reimbursement JOB MARKET PAPER

@inproceedings{Elzinga2015TheIE,
  title={The Interactive Effect of Medicare Inpatient and Outpatient Reimbursement JOB MARKET PAPER},
  author={Andrew Elzinga},
  year={2015}
}
  • Andrew Elzinga
  • Published 2015
  • Hospital care is characterized by inpatient and outpatient departments; however, Medicare reimburses hospitals differently for treatment in each department. In this paper, I examine how hospitals respond to Medicare’s disjointed payment system. I exploit the conversion of rural hospitals to Medicare’s Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program, which implemented a universal payment system. Although the new structure increased marginal reimbursements, hospitals responded by decreasing treatment… CONTINUE READING

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