cost shifting

cost shifting

(in the United States) a mechanism for reducing inpatient costs by providing services in an outpatient setting. The inpatient cost per case is reduced, but the overall cost to the organization does not change.
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This Act is nothing new; it requires cost shifting to succeed.
The courts also continued to focus on the parties' efforts to stream line discovery and consider the cost and burdens associated with their discovery requests, as well as on cost shifting, not only between parties but also for expenses incurred by non-parties.
In the wake of the healthcare-reform law, cost shifting of non-work-related injuries to the workers' compensation remains a potential issue, and potential stress on the healthcare system could lead to delays and drive workers' comp costs up, says broker Marsh in a briefing.
Cost shifting has been and continues to be a concern of the hospital and insurance industries.
Health insurance companies are doing something called cost shifting where the cost of care gets shifted onto the patients.
United States Magistrate Judges David Waxse and Frank Maas, as well as Master Steven Whitaker of the Royal Courts of Justice recently spoke to Legal IQ and outlined the effects of Cost Management and Cost Shifting to hold eDisclosure to standards of cost-efficiency.
And what if they came upon an imposing stack of studies which report that, indeed, many injured workers do not claim workers' compensation benefits and that cost shifting out of the workers' compensation system is substantial?
All of the current cost shifting would be eliminated since everyone would be covered with at least basic health care.
Adding value leads to growth, not just cost shifting.
The cost shifting hasn't kept pace with the price hikes.
The cost shifting involving Labor Law 240 must be addressed in the 2004 negotiations on workers' compensation," said Philip LaRocque, executive vice president of New York State Builders Association.
The cost shifting is going to you and me, who pay for the insurance" says Shockney.