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  • Medicaid case-mix nursing home reimbursement in three states 

    Swan, James H.; Pickard, Ruth B. (Routledge, 2003)
    Case-mix nursing facility payment raises issues of access, quality, equity, and cost. Case-mix should better match payment to costs, improve access, and provide incentives to increased staffing and quality of care; but it ...
  • Medicaid nursing facility reimbursement methods: 1979-1997 

    Swan, James H.; Harrington, Charlene; Clemeña, Wendy; Pickard, Ruth B.; Studer, Liatris; deWit, Susan K. (Sage Publications, 2000-09)
    This article describes state Medicaid nursing facility reimbursement methods and rates in 1979-1997, using data derived from telephone surveys of state Medicaid reimbursement. The 1980s saw shifts toward prospective ...
  • Medicare revenue in large medical groups 

    Swan, James H.; Hunter, H. R.; Tumelty, R. (Routledge, 1997)
    The aged are the heaviest users of physician services. A ageing population and escalation in medical costs have pressured Medicare budgets, which have increased fastest in Part B physician reimbursement. Policy responses ...
  • Nursing home waits for admission in an era of change 

    Swan, James H.; Estes, Carroll L.; Harrington, Charlene (Routledge, 1995)
    Access by older persons to nursing home care is a major concern. Turmoil in the health care industry in the 1980s worsened access problems, including waits for admission, already severe at the start of the decade. This ...
  • Pattern of age-associated decline of static and dynamic balance in community-dwelling older women 

    Takeshima, Nobuo; Islam, Mohammod M.; Rogers, Michael E.; Koizumi, Daisuke; Tomiyama, Naoki; Narita, Makoto; Rogers, Nicole L. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014-07)
    Aim Falling is the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults, and a loss of balance is often the precursor to a fall. However, little is known about the rate at which balance declines with age. The objective ...
  • Perceptions of U.S. physicians regarding the entry-level doctoral degree in physician assistant education 

    Muma, Richard D.; Smith, Barbara S.; Anderson, Nickele; Richardson, Micah; Selzer, Erica; White, Rebecca (Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, 2011)
    Minimal research has been done to determine the appropriateness of entry-level doctoral physician assistant (PA) education. Previously, only PAs, PA faculty, and a small number of PA program medical directors had been ...
  • Prevalence of epilepsy in rural Kansas 

    Ablah, Elizabeth; Hesdorffer, Dale C.; Liu, Yi; Paschal, Angelia M.; Hawley, Suzanne R.; Thurman, David; Hauser, W. Allen (Elsevier B.V., 2014-05)
    Purpose: To determine the prevalence of active epilepsy in two southeastern rural Kansas counties. Methods: Medical records were abstracted from the emergency rooms, out- and inpatient services and clinics of 9 hospitals, ...
  • Prospects for single payer coverage after Harry and Louise 

    Swan, James H.; Goldsteen, Raymond L.; Goldsteen, Karen; Clemeña, Wendy (Routledge, 2003)
    This paper considers evidence of indirect influences of the Harry and Louise media campaign on public support of single payer health coverage in a conservative state.
  • The relationship between resource constraints and physician problem solving. Implications for improving the process of care 

    Lescoe-Long, Mary A.; Long, Michael J.; Amidon, Roger L.; Kronenfeld, Jennie J.; Glick, Deborah C. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1996-09)
    Research suggests that physicians will engage in more vigilant problem-solving under conditions of resource constraints than under conditions of resource slack. Increased vigilance related to physicians' clinical strategies ...
  • The relationship between self-assessed health status, mortality, service use, and cost in a managed care setting 

    Long, Michael J.; Marshall, B. S. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999)
    This article explores the extent to which Self-Assessed Health Status (SAH) can contribute to the development of capitation and premium rates by predicting mortality, service use, and service cost in an elderly population ...
  • The relationship of impending death and age category to treatment intensity in the elderly 

    Long, Michael J.; Marshall, Brenda Stevenson (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2000-02)
    The purpose of this study was to isolate and quantify the age-related treatment intensity differential in elderly clients (n = 278) with functional disability in one managed care setting. For those who died during the ...
  • Reliability in patient-centered observations of family physicians 

    Chesser, Amy K.; Reyes, Jared; Woods, Nikki Keene; Williams, Kim; Kraft, Robert (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2013-06)
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patient-centered communication is an important component of primary care and related to improved patient health outcomes and satisfaction. The Patient-Centered Observation Form (PCOF) was developed ...
  • Residential care supply, nursing home licensing, and case mix in four states 

    Swan, James H.; Newcomer, Robert (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2000)
    Simulation analyses quantify admission and continuing physical and cognitive impairment patient case-mix changes under two scenarios: with increases in residential care supply and with all nursing homes licensed only as ...
  • State Medicaid nursing home reimbursement rates: adjusting for ancillaries 

    Swan, James H.; Bhagavatula, Valli; Algotar, Amit; Seirawan, Mouhammad; Clemeña, Wendy; Harrington, Charlene (Oxford University Press, 2001-10)
    State variation in inclusion of ancillary services in daily Medicaid nursing home reimbursement rates, versus covering ancillary costs outside of such rates, makes rate comparisons difficult. The purpose of this study is ...
  • State-imposed limits on Medicaid reimbursement for nursing facility care 

    Swan, James H.; Harrington, Charlene; de Wit, Susan K.; Zhong, Ming (American Public Health Association, 1997-07)
    Nursing cost-center limits were examined, along with their effects on Medicaid.
  • The three keys to quality customer service: opening the doors to exceptional performance 

    Myers, Pennie; Nance, Don W. (Clinical Laboratory Management Association, 2002-07)
    Excellence in customer service requires three things. The first is a commitment to a set of principles. These principles reflect beliefs and assumptions that people are valuable and deserve to be treated with dignity and ...
  • Use of covered services in Medicare home health care 

    Swan, James H.; Black, Linda B.; Benjamin, A. E.; Fox, P. (Routledge, 1995)
    Using data on 295 patients entering Medicare home health care at discharge from Medicare hospital stays, we explain receipt of Medicare home health nursing, PT and OT visits, and length of stay. Care reflected need, but ...
  • Using self-assessed health to predict patient outcomes after total knee replacement 

    Long, Michael J.; McQueen, David A.; Bangalore, Vinay G; Schurman, John R. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkin, 2005-05)
    Self-assessed health status has been shown to be a powerful predictor of mortality, service use, and total cost of medical care treatment. We investigated the potential for self-assessed health to further serve as a predictor ...
  • What price an additional day of life? A cost-effectiveness study of case management 

    Long, Michael J.; Marshall, Brenda S. (Managed Care & Healthcare Communications, 2000-08)
    To examine the costs and benefits of a case-management program for an elderly, functionally impaired population in a managed care setting.