Financial Incentives in the Long-Term Care Context: A First Look at Relevant Information

Financial Incentives in the Long-Term Care Context: A First Look at Relevant Information

This report reviews Medicare’s payment policies as they may affect medical care for residents in long-term care environments, including a look at the financial incentives that could play a role in hospital and skilled nursing facility admissions.

The report was prepared by Henry Desmarais at Health Policy Alternatives for the Foundation and released at an Oct. 12, 2010, policy briefing.

Report (.pdf)

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