Can Payment Policies Attract M+C Plans to Rural Areas?
Identifies factors that discourage insurance plans from offering Medicare managed care plans in nonmetropolitan counties. Provides data on nonmetro Medicare+Choice plan availability for 1997-2000. Discusses impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA), the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999 (BBRA), and the Medicare, Medicaid, & SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA) on Medicare managed care enrollment.
Author(s): Timothy McBride, Joan Penrod, Keith Mueller, Courtney Andrews, Micah Hughes Citation: RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 6(8) Date: 05/2001 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
PPS Inpatient Payment and the Area Wage Index
Discusses how Medicare inpatient rates were calculated as of 2001, the role of the wage index, and issues surrounding the wage index and reimbursement to rural hospitals by Medicare under the Prospective Payment System (PPS).
Author(s): Kathleen Dalton, Rebecca T. Slifkin Date: 01/2001 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program view details
Key Rural Issues for Medicare Reform, 2001
Brief overview of rural issues related to Medicare reform. Discusses the need for rural representation and adequate payments to ensure healthcare access.
Date: 2001 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services view details