Do Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) Provide Services that Lower Rates of Preventable Hospitalizations?

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Project funded:
September 2014
Project completed:
July 2017
This project uses 3 years of individual-level Medicare claims data to analyze the relationship between receiving care at a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and the likelihood of potentially preventable hospitalization and/or potentially preventable emergency department (ED) visits. The project will explore this relationship among both fee-for-service Medicare enrollees and Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles.