|Title||Misalignment between medicare policies and depression care in home health care: home health provider perspectives.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Bao Y, Eggman AA, Richardson JE, Bruce ML|
|Date Published||2014 Jul|
|Keywords||Depressive Disorder, Home Care Agencies, Home Care Services, Humans, Medicare, United States|
Semistructured interviews with nurses working for home health care agencies in five states raise serious questions about the deleterious effects of Medicare policies and procedures on depression care. The agencies have strong incentives to limit nursing time in a given payment episode and to increase volume, making it difficult to provide high-quality depression care for homebound patients. Some nurses felt forced to "abandon" many patients with depression. The authors call for incremental policy changes in several key areas.
|Alternate Journal||Psychiatr Serv|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC4167154|
|Grant List||K01 MH090087 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States |
R01 MH082425 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
R01 MH096441 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
K01MH090087 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
Misalignment between medicare policies and depression care in home health care: home health provider perspectives.
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