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Resources by Topic: Inpatient care

Drug Discount Program: Characteristics of Hospitals Participating and Not Participating in the 340B Program
Analyzes 2016 cost report data to describe and compare characteristics of 340B participating and non-participating hospitals, specifically examining three hospital types: Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Sole Community Hospitals (SCHs), and general acute care hospitals. Discusses trends related to decreased charity care and an increase in Medicaid expansion on 340B hospital participation.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Health Care Utilization Patterns of Rural Medicaid Recipients, 2012, 35 States
Analyzes enrollment and claims data from 2012 for 35 states to describe inpatient and other institutional encounters among Medicaid enrollees prior to Medicaid expansion in 2014. Includes statistics on inpatient visits by rurality, hospitalization rates by rurality and provider payment plans, and the proportion of Medicaid enrollees with at least one long-term care stay by facility and rurality.
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Karen M. Jones, Janice C. Probst
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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The Rural Inpatient Mortality Study: Does Urban-Rural County Classification Predict Hospital Mortality in California?
Highlights a study on the correlation between rural hospitals and higher rates of hospital mortality in California. Breaks down data by age, gender, CAH classification, and NCHS rurality-based class.
Author(s): Daniel T Linnen, John Kornak, Caroline Stephens
Citation: The Permanente Journal, 22, 17-078
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, 2018
Annual review of Medicare payment policies, with recommendations to Congress. Includes discussion on Medicare payment policies directly affecting rural providers and beneficiaries.
Additional links: Chapter 14 Online-Only Appendixes: The Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D): Status Report (March 2018 Report, Revised June 25, 2018), Chapter 16 Online-Only Appendixes: Mandated Report: Telehealth Services and the Medicare Program (March 2018 report), Errata Sheet: Table 9-7, Page 255 (March 2018 Report, Revised May 30, 2018)
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Hospital Compare Quality Measure Results for CAHs, 2016
Examines Hospital Compare inpatient and outpatient process of care and structural measures among Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in 2016. Includes data on reporting rates and performance for specific quality measures, and state-by-state comparison of CAH reporting rates for inpatient and outpatient measures.
Additional links: State-Specific Reports
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Alex Evenson, Tongtan Chantarat, Michelle Casey
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Inpatient Stays Involving Atrial Fibrillation, 1998-2014
Examines inpatient stays involving atrial fibrillation among adults from 1998 through 2014. Includes data by location of patient residence for large metropolitan, small metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Elisabeth Kato, Quyen Ngo-Metzger, Kathryn R. Fingar, Kimberly W. McDermott, Anne Elixhauser
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Inpatient Healthcare Facilities Had Modest Employment Gains in Rural Areas, Despite the Effects of the Great Recession
Line chart showing employment in rural inpatient healthcare facilities compared to other industries from 2001 to 2015.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Overview of Operating Room Procedures During Inpatient Stays in U.S. Hospitals, 2014
Examines the characteristics, costs, and volume of operating room (OR) procedures in the inpatient setting, presenting data from U.S. hospitals in 2014. Includes a breakdown of inpatient stays with and without OR procedures, based upon metro or nonmetro (rural) patient residence.
Author(s): Kimberly W. McDermott, William J. Freeman, Anne Elixhauser
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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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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