Document Type


Publication Date



This is the Final Report for the Post-Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration (PAC-PRD), authorized by section 5008 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Public Law 109-171. The report has 12 sections, which are divided into four volumes: Volume 1: Executive Summary. Volume 2: Sections 1-4 (Section 1: Introduction; Section 2: Underlying Issues of the PAC-PRD Initiating Legislation; Section 3: Developing Standardized Measurement Approaches: The Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE); Section 4: Demonstration Methods and Data Collection) Volume 3: Sections 5-6 (Section 5: Framework for Analysis; Section 6: Factors Associated with Hospital Discharge Destination) Volume 4: Sections 7-12; References (Section 7: Outcomes: Hospital Readmissions; Section 8: Outcomes: Functional Status; Section 9: Determinants of Resource Intensity: Methods and Analytic Sample Description; Section 10: Determinants of Resource Intensity: Lessons from the CART Analysis; Section 11: Determinants of Resource Intensity: Multivariate Regression Results; Section 12: Conclusions and Review of Findings; References)


This project was funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under contract no. HHSM- 500-2005-00029I.

Open Access


Find in your library