The Financial Importance of the Sole Community Hospital Payment Designation
Investigates the economic importance of the Sole Community Hospital (SCH) program by reviewing data between 2006 and 2015 regarding the proportion of SCHs reimbursed at the hospital-specific rate, and their profitability of providing services to Medicare patients. Also, discusses the economic consequences that would occur if the SCH program was not in operation in 2015.
Sharita R. Thomas, Randy Randolph, G. Mark Holmes, George H. Pink
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models · Sole Community Hospitals · Statistics and data