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Melissa Morley, PhD Barbara Gage, PhD Laura Smith, PhD Pamela Spain, PhD Melvin Ingber, PhD
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This 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.
This report was produced under the direction of Susan Bogasky, Project Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Office of Health Policy. The findings and conclusions of this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of ASPE or HHS.
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Office of Health Policy, ASPE(2010) Post Acute Care Episodes. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
- 2.1 Data Source
- 2.2 Episode Definitions
- Defining the Start of an Episode
- Alternative Episode Definitions
- Geographic Benchmarking Analysis
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Last Updated: 03/15/2010