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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy: Mandated Report: Rural Emergency Hospitals: Chapter 15

Provides an overview of the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation. Discusses the evolution of Medicare's support for rural hospitals through payment policies and the impact of declining inpatient volumes on rural hospitals' financial sustainability. Describes the characteristics of hospitals that converted to REH status in 2023, the first year of the designation.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Emergency department and urgent care services · Healthcare business and finance · Inpatient care · Legislation and regulations · Medicare · Outpatient care · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural Emergency Hospitals · Statistics and data

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