The ACH rate is a potential measure of HHAs
' contribution to effective care during transitions, as reduced readmissions might result from better patient management in the home care setting, improved communication between agency and other providers, or more effective patient/caregiver self-management training.
Other analyses will examine the BBA's impacts on the quality of home health provided and on HHAs
care users' satisfaction with the services provided, and will study effects on HHAs
and on the health care system.
Between 1997 and 2002, Medicare introduced an interim payment system for HHAs
(1997) and prospective payment for SNFs (1998), HHAs
(2000), and IRFs (2002).
Medicare Data--CMS administrative data provided information on health care services provided to Medicare beneficiaries including hospitals, HHAs
, SNFs, and rehabilitation and LTC hospitals.
While documenting substantial changes in the supply of Medicare HHAs
and the heavy geographic concentration of agency closures in several Southwestern states, early investigations concluded that these agency closures did not produce a shortage of Medicare HHAs
, and that beneficiaries' access to services was not generally affected (GAO 1999; OIG 2000).
When the 55 subjects who participated in this study were grouped according to Perry et al.'s classification of function based on gait speed , 10 subjects were classified as HHAs
, 25 were classified as LCAs, and 20 were classified as UCAs.
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