How is the Patient and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the â??Health Care Reform Actâ?) likely to reshape financial arrangements between hospitals, physicians, and other providers if Medicare makes a single payment for all care received by a beneficiary from 72 hours before admission to 30 days after discharge from an inpatient facility?
Under the Medicare reimbursement system, hospitals are reimbursed one amount for one patient admission at a given rate based on the characteristics and diagnosis of the patient. Once the patient is discharged, Medicare reimburses outpatient providers for services to the patient ...
The Patient and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is briefly presented in terms of its effects on financial arrangements among hospitals, physicians, and other providers.