Rural Hospitals' Strategic Response to PPS for Outpatient, SNF, and HH Services

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August 2000
This project will evaluate how vulnerable rural hospitals are to changes in Medicare payments for outpatient services, skilled nursing services, and home health care services. In the second part of the project, we will conduct a survey of rural hospitals that are particularly vulnerable to the new prospective payment systems. We will ask hospital administrators how they plan to respond to the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and evaluate how those responses will affect access to care in rural communities.