Improving Efficiency and Preserving Access to Emergency Care in Rural Areas
Provides an overview of the current policies and strategies in place to ensure access to emergency department services in rural areas and the challenges they face today. Guides a discussion to alternative strategies that support outpatient-only services, such as a stand alone emergency department and a clinic that offers ambulatory services. Slides from MedPAC public meeting held on April 8, 2016.
Jeff Stensland, Zach Gaumer
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Critical Access Hospitals · Emergency department and urgent care services · Health reform · Healthcare quality · Reimbursement and payment models