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Government Programs

Medical Care Research and Review , Volume 28 (4): 370 – Jan 1, 1971


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NewsGovernment Programs SAGE Publications, Inc.1971DOI: 10.1177/107755877102800402 FEDERAL Medicare Commission on Professional and. Hospital Activities Press Release March 9, 1971 "Although certification and re-certification requirements for Aledi. care patients were changed January 1, 1970, there has been no change in the tendency of doctors to discharge their patients after stays measured in weeks. This is revealed in a study by the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities (CPHA) as reported in its periodical 'PAS Reporter' published this January.... "1Iedicare regulations now require certification of continued need for hospital stay on the 12th day of hospitalization and re-certification on the 18th day, instead of on the 14th and 21st days, respectively, as the previous rule stated. The new requirements have had little effect on the discharge pattern, however, report the authors. They indicate doctors still tend to discharge their patients after stays measured in weeks, a preference that antedated Medicare. Peaks of discharges occur at the 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 35th day and so on." ... Medicaid U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Press Release March 27, 1971 "The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare announced lfarch 27 that regulations to prevent fraudulent abuse of the 11-Zedicaid program have
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