Scanning the Headlines: Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) PPS

Updated on July 13, 2004

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McCabe, N., and Hrehor, K.  Are Medicare beneficiaries being hospitalized just to quality them for SNF admissions?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  8(1):11-18, Jan./Feb. 2006.

White, C., and Seagrave, S.  What happens when hospital-based skilled nursing facilities close?  A propensity score analysis.  Health Services Research.  40(6 Part I):1883-1897, Dec. 2005.

Wagner, L.  Striking a balance in Medicaid options.  Provider.  31(11):20-32, Nov. 2005.

Wodchis, W.  The effect of Medicare's prospective payment system on discharge outcomes of skilled nursing facility residents.  Inquiry.  41(4):418-434, Winter 2004/2005.

Beeuwkes, M., and others.  How much is postacute care use affected by its availability?  Health Services Research.  40(2):413-434, Apr. 2005.

Gelhaus, L.  Senators decry SNF litigation costs.  Provider.  30(9):11, Sept. 2004.

Gelhaus, L.  Georgia study finds satisfied customers.  Provider.  30(7):10, July 2004.

CMS glitch costs hospitals millions for post-acute DRG's; claims must be rebilled.  Feb. 18, 2004.

Gelhaus, L.  Medicaid reimbursement gap widens.  Provider.  30(2):9-10, Feb. 2004.

Ulrich, B. J.  Identifying Medicare status codes.  Provider.  28(8):61, Aug. 2002.

Singh, D. A.  Nursing home administrator compensation:  pay equity and determinants of salary.  Health Care Management Review.  27(2):18-32, Spring 2002.

Grimaldi, P. L.  Prospective per diem rates for skilled nursing care.  Journal of Health Care Finance.  28(3):49-62, Spring 2002.

Chen, L. W., and Shea, D. G.  Policy impact:  does prospective payment really contain nursing home costs?  Health Services Research.  37(2):251-271, Apr. 2002.

Pratt, J. R.  The disappearing administrator:  results of a national survey.  Nursing Homes. 51(4):24-29, Apr. 2002.

SNF PPS to apply to swing beds.  Healthcare Financial Management.  56(4):11, Apr. 2002.

Design center:  Westminster Towers--Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Nursing Homes.  50(12):37-39, Dec. 2001.

Stoil, M. J.  Staffing gets Congress's attention--even now.  Nursing Homes.  50(12):8-10, Dec. 2001.

Fenstad, A.  Technology in support of campus living.  Nursing Homes.  50(11):47-48, Nov. 2001.

Skilled nursing facility and skilled nursing facility health care complex cost report.  1178(1183):Manual, Oct. 9, 2001.

Calculating post-acute care days.  Provider.  27(10):69-70, Oct. 2001.

Balitz, A.  Balitz:  providing a continuum of care is our commitment.  Healthcare Financial Management.  55(10):32-36, Oct. 2001.

Childs, N.  Agency criticizes 'hospital-only' SNF PPS exclusions.  Provider.  27(10):12, Oct. 2001.

Shah, A., Fennell, M., and Mor, V.  Hospital diversification into long-term care.  Health Care Management Review.  26(3):86-100, Summer 2001.

Angelelli, J., and others.  External threats and nursing home administrator turnover.  Health Care Management Review.  26(3):52-62, Summer 2001.

Carver, T.  Nursing Management.  32(8):33-35, Aug. 2001.

Shepard, R. R.  Bringing PPS up to date.  Nursing Homes.  50(8):52-53, Aug. 2001.

Skilled Nursing Facilities:  Services Excluded from Medicare's Daily Rate Need to Be Reevaluated.  Washington, DC:  United States General Accounting Office, Aug. 2001.

Childs, N.  HCFA to recalibrate nursing facility market basket.  Provider.  27(7):17, July 2001.

Schwartz, R. M.  PPS increase gets lukewarm response.  Nursing Homes.  50(7):6, July 2001.

Galloro, V.  How some fared better under PPS.  Smaller nursing-home providers survived switchover through cost-cutting.  Modern Healthcare.  31(26):20-21, June 25, 2001.

AHA proposes simplified reported requirements for swing-bed SNF PPS.  AHA News.  37(25):1, June 25, 2001.

Gong, J.  Why hospice care belongs in nursing homes, part 2.  Nursing Homes.  50(5):44-48, May 2001.

Doherty, T.  Medicaid for long-term care.  Advisor Today.  96(5):24, May 2001.

Harrison, F. G., and Kuhlemeier, K. A.  How do skilled nursing rehabilitation managers track efficiency and costs?  Journal of Allied Health.  30(1):43-47, Spring 2001.

Lee, S. K., and Turnbull, G. B. Wound care in a PPS environment.  Nursing Homes.  50(3):34-37, Mar. 2001.

Childs, N.  MedPAC:  RUGs-III can't be fixed.  Provider.  27(3):9, Mar. 2001.

Cost tool will make PPS transition easier.  Rehab Continuum Report.  Feb. 2001.

Health systems need to rethink post-acute care strategies in aftermath of BBA, PPS.  Health Care Strategic Management.  19(2):14-15, Feb. 2001.

Weiss, H. P.  Congress fixes Medicare reimbursements rate glitches.  Balance.  5(1):4-5,15, Jan./Feb. 2001.

Chen, Q., Kane, R. L., and Finch, M. D.  The cost effectiveness of post-acute care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries.  Inquiry.  37(4):359-375, Winter 2000/2001.


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