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The Rural Monitor
Articles by Topic: Healthcare business and finance

Sustainability of Local Healthcare Services

July 30, 2015
Keith Mueller, Director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, reflects on what the Medicare and Medicaid programs mean to local healthcare access for rural people, on the 50th anniversary of these programs.

The Business of Rural Hospital Closures

May 27, 2015
What rural hospitals can do to stay viable in difficult times, with insights from Charles Owens, executive director of the Georgia Department of Community Health, State Office of Rural Health.

Will Hospitals Become Insurers?

February 26, 2015
A look into the complexities of medical insurance and the consequences that rural communities could face if healthcare systems morph into insurance providers.

Hospital Quality: Tough Issue!

August 20, 2014
Discusses whether quality measures and patients' wishes may be at odds, and how that affects the perception of whether rural hospitals provide quality care.