Research Alert: November 10, 2020

Rural-Urban Differences in Hospital Payer Mix in 2017

Despite decreasing trends in the share of Medicare inpatient days across nationwide hospitals, little is known regarding variations in payer mix by hospital rurality and Center for Medicare and Medicaid services payment designation. This work revealed that rural hospitals heavily rely on Medicare.

Contact Information:

Jan Eberth, PhD
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Phone: 803.576.7384

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