Trends in Skilled Nursing and Swing-bed Use in Rural Areas, 1996-2003
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.
Kathleen Dalton, Jeongyoung Park, Ann Howard, Rebecca Slifkin
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Critical Access Hospitals · Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Post-acute care · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Swing bed services