Research Alert: April 16, 2020

Rural Hospital Participation in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations

In 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported that 1,517 prospective payment system hospitals and 421 Critical Access Hospitals participated in 561 Medicare Shared Savings Programs (SSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). However, a majority of rural hospitals have not yet participated in ACOs or other value-based payment models. This project searched for factors influencing rural hospital participation in the SSP.

Contact Information:

Xi Zhu, PhD
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Phone: 319.384.3829

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