Medicare Reform: Rural Considerations
In this project, RUPRI's Rural Health Panel will provide the rural health community (researchers, policy makers, and advocates) with analysis of proposals to reform the Medicare program. A critique of the two principal proposals to reform Medicare was published in May 2000 (A Rural Assessment of Leading Proposals to Redesign the Medicare Program). It was followed by The Area Wage Index of the Medicare Inpatient Hospital Prospective Payment System: Perspectives, Policies, and Choices in August 2000. The final product will be a monograph that will provide a framework for rural analysis of subsequent Medicare reform proposals.
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