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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4) In the three years since this rule has been in effect, no reported decision by a Florida state court has interpreted ESI discovery cost-sharing or shifting; however, the commentary to the rule and the analogous federal rule provide valuable insight into ESI discovery cost shifting.
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 From Health Insurance Systems to Property-Casualty Insurance Systems
Cost shifting has been and continues to be a concern of the hospital and insurance industries.
Cost shifting from the employer to the employee has been the primary means of slowing the rate of growth of expenditures on health plans, but employers are increasingly turning to wellness programs and preventative care policies aimed at longer-term payoffs--lowering current and future expenditures for health insurance.
Cost shifting was another consideration, with families bearing the brunt of costs associated with travelling to Christchurch and staying there while a family member had surgery, Alexander said.
application to cost shifting of seven factors outlined in the Advisory
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?
inefficiencies exacerbated by cost shifting and the blame game.
Every private sector company can experience declines in its per capita health care spending without cost shifting or government help," Burd said.