Communities Served by Rural Medicare Dependent Hospitals

Date
03/2012
Description

This findings brief explores the potential consequences of termination of the MDH program by comparing MDHs to rural prospective payment system hospitals (R-PPS) in terms of utilization and the characteristics of the communities they serve.

Center
North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
Authors
Kristin Reiter, George Holmes, Saleema Karim, George Pink