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  1. Collins, Tracey PT, PhD, MBA, GCS
  2. Herness, Jessica MPT
  3. Martenas, Jennifer MPT
  4. Roberson, Amanda MPT


This retrospective case study examined whether the Medicare Prospective Payment System affected the number of visits and physical performance among Medicare home health patients after total knee replacements. Post-Prospective Payment System significant results included fewer visits, less improvement in knee extension range of motion, and increased ambulation distances at discharge.