Impact of Private Sector Quality Initiatives on Rural Providers and Patients

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September 2013
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November 2015
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The purpose of this project is to assess the impact of private sector quality reporting and quality improvement initiatives on rural providers and on the quality of care provided to rural patients.


Publications

  • Rural Hospital and Physician Participation in Private Sector Quality Initiatives
    Policy Brief
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2015
    This project examined private sector quality reporting and quality improvement initiatives being implemented by dominant insurers in states with significant rural populations. The policy brief profiles 12 initiatives, half focused on physician quality improvement and half focused on hospital quality improvement.