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Article
National health policy influence on Medicare home health
Home health care services quarterly
  • Virginia M. Conley, University of Iowa
  • M. K. Walker
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
1-1-1998
NLM Title Abbreviation
Home Health Care Serv Q
PubMed ID
10351066
Abstract

National health policy regulates the delivery of Medicare home health services. These services have grown exponentially over the past several years. Current challenges to service delivery revolve around attempts to contain costs while ensuring quality of and access to care. To meet these challenges, providers must be aware of the societal and ideological influences on national health policies that impact service delivery. This article uses Wong's model of the progression of health care reform to address past health policy influences on Medicare home health delivery, investigate recent sociological trends for relevance to health policy, and propose changes based on current ideology.

Keywords
  • Aged,
  • Budgets/legislation & jurisprudence,
  • Cost Control,
  • Health Care Costs/trends,
  • Health Care Reform,
  • Health Policy/legislation & jurisprudence,
  • Health Services Accessibility/economics/legislation & jurisprudence,
  • Home Care Services/economics/legislation & jurisprudence/standards,
  • Humans,
  • Medicare/legislation & jurisprudence,
  • Quality of Health Care,
  • United States
Published Article/Book Citation
Home health care services quarterly, 17:3 (1998) pp.1-15.
Disciplines
Citation Information
Virginia M. Conley and M. K. Walker. "National health policy influence on Medicare home health" Home health care services quarterly Vol. 17 Iss. 3 (1998) p. 1 - 15 ISSN: 0162-1424
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/virginia_conley/8/