Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Hospitals.
Changes in Service Offerings Post-System Affiliation in Rural Hospitals
Explores the effects of joining or leaving a regional or national healthcare system on 62 service offerings at rural prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) between 2008 through 2020. Compares services offered at hospitals that joined a system, left a system, were always in a system during the study period, and were never is a system during the study period.
Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Evaluation of the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration: Interim Report Two (Covering 2016-2018)
Provides an overview of the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration (RCHD). Describes the characteristics of RCHD participants as of fiscal year 2018, the Medicare payments received under the program, and the impact of the RCHD on hospital financial measures. Examines whether hospitals that continued to participate in the RCHD under the 21st Century Cures Act (CCA) extension experienced additional changes to their financial condition, as well as the impact of the program on hospitals that joined the demonstration for the first
time under the CCA extension.
Findings at a Glance
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: American Institutes for Research, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
The Evolution of Hospital Designations and Payment in the U.S.: Implications for Rural Hospitals
Provides a history and overview of Medicare hospital payment polices as well as alternative payment models and their impact on rural facilities. Discusses the context in which rural hospitals serve patients, rural hospital payment provisions and designations, and current federal payment models that impact rural hospitals.
Author(s): Onyinye Oyeka, Clinton MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Emergency Department Visits Related to Substance Use Disorders, 2019
Explores emergency department (ED) visits related to substance use disorders (SUD) using data from the 2019 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS). Presents the number and percentage of SUD-related ED visits by race and ethnicity for selected patient characteristics, including sex, age group, rural/urban location, and
the social vulnerability of the county in which the individual resides.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details
Community Sociodemographics and Rural Hospital Survival
Explores differences in specific community-level sociodemographic factors associated with the survival or closure of rural hospitals at risk of financial distress between 2010 and 2019. Examines the relationship between the risk of hospital closure and median family income, unemployment rate, uninsured rate, education, race, and more.
Author(s): Claudia A. Rhoades, Brian E. Whitacre, Alison F. Davis Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 2022 Date: 12/2022 Type: Document view details
Federal Support for Financially Distressed Hospitals
Provides an overview of Medicare hospital payments and federal funding opportunities to assist financially distressed hospitals. Includes information on COVID-19 relief funding targeted to rural and safety net hospitals.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service view details
System-Affiliated U.S. Rural Hospitals
Infographic presenting data on rural hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) system affiliation using data from the American Hospital Association's Annual Survey Database for fiscal years 2016 through 2021. Includes information on investor-owned and non-government, nonprofit hospitals.
Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details