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Improving Efficiency and Preserving Access to Emergency Care in Rural Areas

Description
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 12, 2016.
Author(s)
Jeff Stensland, Zach Gaumer
Date
04/2016
Type
Presentation Slides
Organization
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Tagged as
Access · Emergency department and urgent care services · Health reform · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Reimbursement and payment models