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Resources by Topic: Inpatient care

Characteristics of Inpatient Stays Involving Hepatitis C, 2005-2014
Examines adult hospitalizations involving hepatitis C in 2014. Includes data by age group for hepatitis C inpatient stays for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas.
Author(s): Quyen Ngo-Metzger, Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Kevin C. Heslin, et al.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Medicare Payment Basics: Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Services Payment System
Provides an overview of Medicare payments for beneficiaries receiving psychiatric treatment. Discusses rural location adjustments.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Hospital Acute Inpatient Services Payment System
Provides an overview of Medicare payments to hospitals for acute inpatient care. Includes information on rate setting, Medicare payments for medical education, payments to Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH), special payments for rural hospitals, and more.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Breast Reconstruction Surgery for Mastectomy in Hospital Inpatient and Ambulatory Settings, 2009-2014
Examines reconstruction surgeries for mastectomy among adult women over a 5-year period, with data by patient and hospital characteristics. Includes rural/urban data by location of patient residence and by hospital location.
Author(s): Adela M. Miller, Claudia A. Steiner, Marguerite L. Barrett, Kathryn R. Fingar, Anne Elixhauser
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Correlations Between Community Size and Student Perceptions of Value
Study conducted in South Dakota to explore relationship between community size and 114 medical students' feelings of value related to physicians, healthcare teams, and patients. Features statistics including communities with breakdowns by size, number of hospital beds, rate of occupancy, admissions per year, and outpatient visits per year.
Author(s): Susan Anderson, Edward Simanton
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 17, 4246
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
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Patient Residence Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014
Provides data on opioid-related hospital inpatient stays and emergency department (ED) visits from 2005 to 2014. Includes data by location of patient residence for metropolitan and rural areas. Identifies states where the highest rates of opioid-related inpatient stays and ED visits are in rural areas. Also provides data by community-level income.
Author(s): Audrey J. Weiss, Molly K. Bailey, Lauren O’Malley, et al.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Surgeries in Hospital-Based Ambulatory Surgery and Hospital Inpatient Settings, 2014
Provides national data on surgeries performed in hospital inpatient and hospital-based ambulatory surgery (outpatient) settings. Table 1 includes data for rural, urban teaching, and urban nonteaching hospitals.
Author(s): Claudia A. Steiner, Zeynal Karaca, Brian J. Moore, Melina C. Imshaug, Gary Pickens
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Delivery Hospitalizations Involving Preeclampsia and Eclampsia, 2005-2014
Reports on the prevalence of preeclampsia/eclampsia among inpatient delivery hospitalizations in 2005 and 2014. Includes data by location of patient residence for large metropolitan, small metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural (non-core) areas.
Author(s): Kathryn R. Fingar, Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Quyen Ngo-Metzger, et al.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, 2017
Annual review of Medicare payment policies, with recommendations to Congress. Includes discussions on Medicare payment policies that directly affect rural providers and beneficiaries.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System
Fact sheet outlining various aspects of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). Covers topics such as rates, classification criterion, reasonable and necessary services criteria, and the IRF Quality Reporting Program. Includes fiscal year 2017 and 2018 payment rate updates for IRFs previously or currently located in rural areas.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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