HCFA no longer includes a payment adjustment for the administrative and general costs of hospital-based home healthcare agencies in its computing of their cost limits. However, the change doesn't eliminate the hospital's ability to recover general and administrative overhead costs. A cover story on hospital-based home care (May 16, p. 38) erroneously stated that the change no longer allows hospitals to include general overhead and administrative costs on Medicare home-care cost reports.
Community Psychiatric Centers, Laguna Hills, Calif., owned 38 psychiatric hospitals with 3,766 beds in 1993, down from 44 hospitals with 4,519 beds in 1992. The company's information was incorrectly reported in the Multi-unit Providers Survey (May 23, p. 65).
AdvaCare, a Dallas-based physician billing company, has 7,700 physician clients. A story on Qualis Care's investment in the company inaccurately stated that more than 700 physicians use AdvaCare's billing services (May 30, p. 36).