Cover: Interim Report on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System

Interim Report on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System

Published 2000

by Grace M. Carter, Daniel A. Relles, Barbara O. Wynn, Jennifer H. Kawata, Susan M. Paddock, Neeraj Sood, Mark E. Totten

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In the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Congress mandated that the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) implement a Prospective Payment System (PPS) for inpatient rehabilitation. This interim report describes the research that RAND performed to support HCFA's initial efforts to design and develop such a PPS. It also discusses our plans for further research on the implementation, monitoring, and refinement of such an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility RPS (IRF PPS).

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