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PPS

(Packets Per Second) The measurement of activity in a packet-switched network. For example, local area networks (LANs) and the Internet break all data, no matter what their content, into individual packets before transmitting them. Each packet contains source and destination addresses, and routers are rated for performance by the number of packets they can forward in one second based on the destination address. See packet switching, router and traffic.
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Under the Home Health Prospective Payment System, implemented in 2000, facilities received a 60-day prospective payment based on patients' health characteristics, functional status, and service use, which reduced marginal payment.
Louise Russell's latest book discusses the prospective payment system that was introduced in 1983 to moderate the increases in health care expenditures that followed the federal government's introduction of Medicare in 1966.
Coming: Prospective payment system for outpatient care
Here is your chance to get an in-depth analysis of the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Fiscal Year 2011 hospital reimbursement final regulations.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a proposed rule with which Medicare payment policies and rates would be updated under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System.
This increase was due to a shift to post-acute care as a way to reduce acute care length of stay after the prospective payment system for acute care hospitals was put in place and to liberalization of the definitions of eligibility for service provision and coverage (Lewis et al.
The single most significant event in the last five years that has influenced how rehab is delivered and reimbursed is the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS).
Under this month's Big Top, with its cleverly engineered "games of chance" and must-see attractions, we do examine one facility's attempt to beat the Prospective Payment System, the industry's version of the shell game where, if played correctly, there is a chance of minimizing your losses
The history lesson derived from the past decade of experiences with the Medicare prospective payment system reveals that the definition of special geographic areas for the purposes of reimbursement results in a gerrymandered, patchwork approach in the health care payment system.
AHCA is on record since the inception of the SNF prospective payment system in detailing the underestimation of labor costs, capital costs, and provider liability insurance costs.
THE PERCENTAGE OF NURSING HOME residents whose care was paid for by Medicare fell for the first time in recent history under Medicare's new prospective payment system (PPS), according to data reported in the recently released Nursing Home Statistical Yearbook, 1999, published by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) in Washington, DC.
This prospective payment system was developed principally to control Medicaid nursing home expenditures, which had increased between 10 and 15 percent annually since 1978: Maine's new payment system was implemented shortly after a moratorium on new nursing home bed construction was enacted in response to a 50 percent expansion in beds between 1971 and 1978.

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