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
Impact of the Elimination of Medicare Bad Debt on Rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) Hospitals.
NORC completed a rapid response project examining the impact the phase-out of Medicare bad debt reimbursement might have on rural prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals, a proposed component of the President’s 2007 Fiscal Year (FY) budget. More
Medicare Beneficiary Outcomes in Rural and Urban Home Health Agencies.
This study was conducted to determine whether rural and urban home care agencies differ in terms of patient care outcomes, and to ascertain whether there are agency characteristics that are associated with better or worse outcomes. More
Outpatient Payment Policy Under Medicare: Recent Policy Developments from the Rural Perspective.
This study was designed to examine outpatient payment options for rural hospitals, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and their potential impact on hospital revenue and rural access to health services. More
Post-Acute Care: A Rural and Urban Comparison.
This multi-phase analysis examined whether discharge patterns for and use of post-acute care services by rural and urban hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries differ and, if they do, what the sources are of these different patterns. Claims data from the 2000-2001 Medicare Standard Analytical Files (SAF) were used to examine rural and urban patterns of post-acute placement in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), medical rehabilitation facility, or home care following discharge from an acute hospital. More