Utilization of occupational and physical therapy services in postacute care: Findings from the 2006 health and retirement study and linked medicare claims data

TitleUtilization of occupational and physical therapy services in postacute care: Findings from the 2006 health and retirement study and linked medicare claims data
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLiu, CJ, Stump, TE, Ambuehl, R, Clark, DO
JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Volume32
Issue1
Pagination85-96
KeywordsHealthcare, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance
Abstract

Aims: To describe and determine factors predicting utilization of occupational and physical therapy (PT) services in postacute rehabilitation systems over a 1-year period in Medicare beneficiaries. Methods: Data from 1,667 respondents in the 2006 Health and Retirement Study and linked Medicare claims were analyzed. Results: The average length of inpatient rehabilitation stay ranged between 11 and 17 days. Therapeutic procedures were the most commonly claimed Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes in outpatient rehabilitation. Very-high level was the mostly claimed resource utilization group (RUG) in skilled nursing facilities. Additionally, the average number of therapy home visit ranged between 31 and 34. Logistic regression analysis showed that greater age and more comorbidities were associated with using therapy services from two or more postacute care (PAC) systems. Conclusion: The study results increase the understanding of the utilization of rehabilitation therapy services across PAC systems and provide basic information for rehabilitation services planning. 2014 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

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Export Date: 21 April 2014 Source: Scopus

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Endnote Keywords

Medicare/Occupational therapy/Physical therapists/Utilization

Endnote ID

999999

Citation Key8037