How Would Rural Hospitals Be Affected by Loss of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicare Low-Volume Hospital Adjustment?

Date
11/2016
Journal
Journal of Rural Health
Description

Using data from the Hospital Market Service Area File, the Hospital Cost Report Information System, and Nielsen-Claritas Pop-Facts, this study examined the effect the low-volume hospital payment adjustment has on a hospital’s finances. It also looked at the effects of losing the payment adjustment.

Center
North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
Authors
Rebecca Garr Whitaker, G. Mark Holmes, George Pink