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Unrelenting Pressure Pushes Rural Safety Net Crisis Into Uncharted Territory

Examines financial and operational metrics for rural hospitals. Discusses the growth of Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in rural communities between 2019 and 2023, the impact of MA on rural hospital reimbursement, how the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation can provide a path forward for some rural facilities, and the discontinuation of obstetrics and chemotherapy services at rural hospitals since 2011. Includes the percentage of rural hospitals in each state vulnerable to closure and nine factors significantly associated with rural hospital vulnerability.
Chartis Center for Rural Health
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Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Critical Access Hospitals · Health insurance · Hospitals · Maternal health and prenatal care · Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural Emergency Hospitals · Specialty care · Statistics and data