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Addressing Rural Hospital Closures Through Infrastructure Reform

Description
Provides a historical overview of rural Medicare reimbursement and provider designations and discusses their impact on hospital closures. Supports changing the rural health infrastructure to provide more flexibility for rural hospitals and to emphasize primary care and emergency care access.
Date
08/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Bipartisan Policy Center
Tagged as
Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Critical Access Hospitals · Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural Health Clinics · Statistics and data