Medicare Covers a Lower Percentage of Outpatient Costs in Hospitals Located in Rural Areas
Policy brief describing differences in Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) payments between urban and rural hospitals. Features statistics on OPPS payments as a percent of total net patient revenue, as a percent of Medicare outpatient cost by hospital payment classification, and as a percent of Medicare outpatient cost by number of acute beds, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Pranathi Sana, George H. Pink
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Medicare · Outpatient care · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Sole Community Hospitals · Statistics and data