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Trends in Skilled Nursing and Swing-bed Use in Rural Areas, 1996-2003

Description
Examines trends in the delivery of skilled nursing facility (SNF) services in rural areas during a period of dramatic change in Medicare payments. Focuses on the role of rural hospitals in providing SNF services, as a number of regulatory changes occurred between 1998 and 2002 that could potentially influence hospital provision of skilled nursing care.
Author(s)
Kathleen Dalton, Jeongyoung Park, Ann Howard, Rebecca Slifkin
Date
12/2005
Type
Document
Organization
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Tagged as
Critical Access Hospitals · Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Post-acute care · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Swing bed services