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The Pennsylvania Rural Health Model (PARHM): First Annual Report

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Evaluates the first year of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model (PARHM), an initiative designed to test if global budgets can help rural hospitals improve their financial viability, provide flexibility to meet locally defined community health needs, and reduce overall health care spending. Provides an overview of the model and describes the implementation experience of the first cohort of participating hospitals. Presents preliminary, descriptive data on the financial performance and utilization outcomes of Cohort 1 participants.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Critical Access Hospitals · Health reform · Hospitals · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models · Pennsylvania

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