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Post Acute Care Episodes: Final Report

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The purpose of this project is to continue the ASPE bundling research in the area of Medicare post acute care using the 2006 Medicare post acute episode file developed in the previous analysis. This project considers 18 alternative Medicare acute hospital plus post-acute care episode definitions, models the impact on potential payment bundles, and examines differences in payments by geographic area using standardized payments. [36 PDF pages]