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Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Emergency Medical Center

Description
Provides an overview of the emergency medical center (EMC) model, which would allow struggling hospitals to convert to EMC status and provide emergency and outpatient services, without having to provide inpatient acute care services. Also outlines rural-specific federal policy proposals that seek to create similar hospital designations, with the goal of improving access to and the delivery of care in underserved communities.
Date
11/2017
Type
Document
Organization
American Hospital Association
Tagged as
Access · Emergency department and urgent care services · Hospitals · Medicare · Outpatient care · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models