Post-Acute Care Issues for Medicare: Interviews with Provider and Consumer Groups, and Researchers and Policy Analysts


Widespread interest in Medicare post-acute care issues, particularly after the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) passed, prompted DALTCP to sponsor an "early indication" qualitative study of the potential effects of the BBA provisions and other related issues. To obtain timely information on such issues, this study collected information through interviews with individuals knowledgeable about Medicare post-acute care issues. They included representatives of post-acute care providers (including discharge planners) and their organizations, quality of care experts, consumer groups, researchers, and health policy analysts. [49 PDF pages]

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