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Observation Care Services for Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Hospitals: Policy Issues and Stakeholder Perspectives

Description
Seeks to provide a greater understanding of rural-specific issues surrounding hospital outpatient observation status and the related implications for rural hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and Medicare beneficiaries. Results are based on a multi-state, qualitative analysis of input from three respondent groups: state hospital associations, long-term care ombudsman offices, and Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs). Analysis focuses on the use of observation status by Medicare beneficiaries from 2010-2013.
Author(s)
Walter Gregg, Samantha Mills, Yvonne Jonk
Date
10/2014
Type
Document
Organization
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Tagged as
Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Long-term care · Medicare · Outpatient care · Policy