Medicare Costs and Utilization Among Beneficiaries in Rural Areas
Reports on a study evaluating the association of Medicare beneficiary spending patterns with the differences in cost for services across rural hospital service areas (HSAs). Describes strategies and policies to address the geographic variability of higher costs of care in rural HSAs.
Carrie Henning-Smith, Doug Wholey, Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Medicare · Statistics and data