Utilization review guidelines for home health agencies. by Home Health Agency Medicare Liaison Committee.

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  • Home care services -- Evaluation.,
  • Community health services -- Evaluation.,
  • Medical care -- Utilization review.

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StatementPrepared by Home Health Agency Medicare Liaison Committee [and] Associated Hospital Service of New York.
ContributionsAssociated Hospital Service of New York.
LC ClassificationsRA427 .H58 1971
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 26 p.
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5238324M
LC Control Number75309290

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