Long-term acute care hospitals and Georgia Medicaid: Utilization, outcomes, and cost

Evan S. Cole
Carla Willis
William C. Rencher
Mei Zhou

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Because most research on long-term acute care hospitals has focused on Medicare, the objective of this research is to describe the Georgia Medicaid population who received care at a long-term acute care hospital, the type and volume of services provided by these long-term acute care hospitals, and the costs and outcomes of these services. For those with select respiratory conditions, we descriptively compare costs and outcomes to those of patients who received care for the same services in acute care hospitals.