Role of CAH Status in Mitigating the Effects of New Prospective Payment Systems Under Medicare
Described the considerations for rural hospitals in the early years of having Critical Access Hospital status as an option. Examined rural hospitals that potentially qualified to convert to Critical Access Hospitals at that time. Identified characteristics of facilities at substantial financial risk as a result of Medicare's expansion of prospective payment systems to non-acute settings.
Kathleen Dalton, Rebecca T. Slifkin, Hilda A. Howard
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Critical Access Hospitals · Healthcare business and finance