ABSTRACT. Objective. Despite uncertain validity as a measure of cost, Medicaid reimbursements may be used to compare the costs of different pediatric interventions. We explored the credibility of Medicaid reimbursements as a measure of the costs of inpatient care associated with two different approaches to follow-up care for high-risk indigent infants.Design. Analysis of Medicaid reimbursements within a randomized trial of primary follow-up care.Patients. Infants 1500 g at birth in a large county hospital (Pa…
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