2012-14 Profitability of Urban and Rural Hospitals by Medicare Payment Classification
Compares the total margin and operating margin of rural and urban hospitals using 2012-2014 profitability data. Analysis divides rural hospitals by the size of the prospective payment system and by the Medicare payment classification – Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Medicare dependent hospitals, sole community hospitals, and rural referral centers.
Sharita R. Thomas, G. Mark Holmes, George H. Pink
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Critical Access Hospitals · Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Sole Community Hospitals