Medicare Payment Reform and Provider Entry and Exit in the Post-Acute Care Marke

HSR:  April5 , 2013

Objective
To understand the impacts of Medicare payment reform on the entry and exit of post-acute providers.

Data Sources
Medicare Provider of Services data, Cost Reports, and Census data from 1991 through 2010.

Study Design
We examined market-level changes in entry and exit after payment reforms relative to a preexisting time trend. We also compared changes in high Medicare share markets relative to lower Medicare share markets and for freestanding relative to hospital-based facilities. Read more