Rural Physicians' Acceptance of New Medicare Patients
Describes trends for urban and rural physicians who no longer accept new Medicare patients. Discusses the impact of Medicare payment policy changes on rural physicians' decisions to accept Medicare patients.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy D. McBride, Jane L. Meza, Liyan Xu Citation: RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 9(5) Date: 08/2004 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Rural Implications of Medicare's Post-Acute Care Transfer Payment Policy
Reports results of a study that examines the behavioral and financial impacts of a change in Medicare payment to pay acute-care hospital cases in 10 DRGs as transfers instead of discharges when the patient is discharged to a targeted post-acute care (PAC) provider after a short inpatient stay. Also projects the likely financial impact of extending the policy to cover additional DRGs or discharges to swing beds.
Author(s): Julie A. Schoenman Date: 06/2004 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis view details
MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, 2004
Annual review of Medicare payment policies, with recommendations to Congress. Discussion of rural aspects of Medicare payment policies are included throughout the report. Includes discussion of the growth of Medicare spending and quality of care Medicare recipients receive.
Date: 03/2004 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Modeling the Frontier Extended Stay Clinic Conditions of Participation and Reimbursement Methodologies
Discusses the financial feasibility of the Frontier Extended Stay Clinic (FESC), a proposed provider type to expand services in remote and isolated primary care clinics. Compares Medicare reimbursement for FESC status with Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Rural Health Clinic (RHC), and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) reimbursement. Includes detailed examples of financial impact for seven clinics in rural Alaska, Nevada, Washington, and Wyoming.
Date: 2004 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy view details