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Financial Incentives for Rural Hospitals to Expand the Scope of Their Services

Description
Examines the financial incentives that rural hospitals have to conduct surgery and treat more complex medical conditions. Evaluates whether rural hospitals that offer broader services are more profitable than hospitals with very limited inpatient services. A low-volume adjustment considered by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commissions (MedPAC) is discussed.
Author(s)
Jeffrey Stensland, Michelle Brasure, Ira Moscovice, Tiffany Radcliff
Date
06/2002
Type
Document
Organization
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Tagged as
Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Surgery