Analysis Related to Health Care Reform Issues

Research center:
Lead researcher:
Project funded:
September 2009
Project completed:
August 2010

The RUPRI Center is prepared to provide analysis of elements and/or effects of proposed or enacted health reform legislation and/or regulations to implement changes mandated by legislation.

Our work will be a combination of analysis based on experiences with similar changes (e.g., changes in insurance benefits and costs as assessed by the commercial market), ongoing analysis of the rural market in Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, analysis of the rural market in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, mapping alternative rural market areas, estimates of changes in provider income (e.g., physician income as a function of new payment rules in resource-based relative value scale, bonus payments, payment for patient-centered medical home), and case studies of particular effects in specific rural counties.