The Financial Importance of Medicare Post-Acute and Hospice Care to Rural Hospitals
Findings brief describing variation in the number of hospitals in rural areas providing Medicare post-acute care (PAC) and hospice care, average amount of revenue generated for these services, and financial importance to rural hospitals. Includes statistics on 2015 Medicare PAC and hospice care revenue as percentage of patient revenue in 1,205 Critical Access Hospitals and 964 Prospective Payment System hospitals.
Alex Schulte, H. Ann Howard, George H. Pink
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Critical Access Hospitals · Home health · Hospice and palliative care · Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models · Statistics and data · Swing bed services