Is This as Good as It Gets? The False Promise of Risk-Based Medicare and For-Profit Dominance of Care by William D. Cabin, PhD, JD, MPH, MSW Fall 14: Volume 21 Issue 3

Is This as Good as It Gets? The False Promise of Risk-Based Medicare and For-Profit Dominance of Care by William D. Cabin, PhD, JD, MPH, MSW (Fall 2014)
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Up until 1980, home-health agencies were excluded from receiving Medicare funding. Since the reversal of the prohibition and later institution of a risk-based managed-care model, there has been a surge of for-profits into the home-health/nursing-home/hospice field. Proponents of the managed-care model promised increased quality and decreased costóbut research is showing that the very opposite is true.