NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis

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  • Rural Dimensions of Medicare Reimbursement for Inpatient and Outpatient Institutional and Physician Services
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 12/2002
    This report examines major Medicare payment policies from the rural perspective and summarizes major payment policies with explicit rural dimensions that directly affect physicians and hospitals. It looks at whether direct rural impacts are consistent with legislative and regulatory intentions.
  • Federal Funding for Emergency Medical Services
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 07/2002
    This report includes recent trend data from 1994 to the present on aggregate federal spending on emergency medical services (EMS) and funding targeted explicitly to rural areas. It also discusses the role various federal agencies have played and traces the history of federal legislation to support EMS programs.
  • Are Fundamental Changes to Medicare's Disproportionate Share Methodology Needed?
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 06/2002
    This study examines whether the Medicare disproportionate share percentage is a useful predictor of Medicare costs per adjusted discharge and whether it is a good predictor of uncompensated care burdens.
  • Capital Needs of Small Rural Hospitals
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 05/2002
    This report examines the capital situation of rural hospitals with fewer than 50 beds to determine the total cost of bringing each facility into compliance with current laws, as well as the facilities' cost of borrowing and ability to borrow.
  • Variance in the Profitability of Small-Town Rural Hospitals (Policy Brief)
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 04/2002
    This policy brief discusses why some rural small-town hospitals are financially successful and others struggle with persistent financial difficulties.
  • Essential Research Issues in Rural Health: The State Rural Health Directors' Perspective
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 03/2002
    This policy brief describes the key issues confronting state rural health directors. Issues repeatedly raised by directors from a wide variety of states included workforce, telemedicine, emergency medical services, mental health, and lack of local data.
  • How State Rural Health Directors Obtain Policy-Relevant Research Information
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 03/2002
    This policy brief summarizes how information pertinent to rural health policy activities of the state offices is obtained.
  • Variance in the Profitability of Small-Town Rural Hospitals (Full Report)
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 02/2002
    This report documents the variance in profitability among small-town rural hospitals and evaluates the characteristics that distinguish highly profitable small-town hospitals from struggling ones. It also reports on strategies that small-town hospital administrators are using to achieve financial success.

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