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Health Care Providers

​Read more about the people and projects that demonstrate NORC's expertise in studying Health Care Providers.

Representative Projects

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hospital-Based Emergency Medical Services in Rural Areas. ​​The purpose of this project was to clarify issues surrounding the Critical Access Hospital's decision to acquire and maintain ownership of community ambulance services. More

Aligning Quality and Public Reporting Programs for Physicians and other Practitioners. For the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), NORC is supporting the development of a strategic plan to align quality and public reporting programs for physicians and other practitioners. Tasks include supporting an internal CMS workgroup with representatives of the CMS Compare Websites and other parties involved in developing and implementing the plan.  More

Exploring the Black Box: Design and Implementation Issues of Pay-for-Performance for Rural Physicians. This study explores key research questions related to the design and implementation of pay-for-performance (P4P) systems by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and private health care delivery systems.

Quality Improvement Organizations' Contributions to Rural Hospital Performance. ​This qualitative study identified examples in which rural hospitals have worked successfully with QIOs to improve performance and quality. More

Rural Hospital Participation in the 340B Drug Discount Program. The 340B drug pricing program enables certain types of safety net organizations to obtain deeply discounted medications, at prices below the "best price" typically offered to Medicaid agencies. The 2003 Medicare Modernization Act revised eligibility criteria, thereby allowing many rural hospitals to participate. More

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