Comment on “Hospital Reimbursement under Medicare”

The federal plan to establish uniform national rates under DRGs is a triumph of conceptual neatness over sound policy; it will produce no net savings to the Medicare trust fund. Proposals to contain hospital costs have yet to deal with uncompensated care, quality assurance, and the explicit integration of long-term care.

Author(s): Bruce C. Vladeck

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Volume 62, Issue 2 (pages 269–278)
Published in 1984