Rural Health Research Products

The full list of freely-available research products from the Rural Health Research Centers, including policy briefs, reports, chartbooks, interactive data websites, and more.

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Five Most Recent Research Products

  • Medicaid Managed Care and the Rural Exception: A Review of Issues and Perspectives from the Field
    Policy Brief
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    To examine the intersection of state Medicaid procedures with rural populations, we conducted a review of Medicaid waivers current as of September 2017. This was supplemented with calls to State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs), state Medicaid offices, and other relevant stakeholders in an attempt to understand the process of waiver development.
  • Rural and Urban Provider Market Share of Inpatient Post-Acute Care Services Provided to Rural Medicare Beneficiaries
    Policy Brief
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    The purpose of this brief is to characterize rural providers’ market share of inpatient post-acute care services provided to rural Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Market Characteristics Associated with Rural Hospitals' Provision of Post-Acute Care
    Policy Brief
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    This brief uses data from Medicare cost reports, the Provider of Services File, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide a window into current hospital-based post-acute care offerings by summarizing both hospital- and market-level factors that are associated with rural hospitals that provided post-acute care between 2012 and 2015.
  • Health Care Utilization Patterns of Rural Medicaid Recipients, 2012, 35 States
    Policy Brief
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    The purpose of this brief is to examine inpatient and other institutional encounters among individuals enrolled in Medicaid prior to expansion in 2014, using enrollment and claims data from the Medicaid Analytic Extract Files. All Medicaid-covered individuals, institutionalized and living in the community, are included.
  • Characteristics of Rural Medicaid Recipients, 2012, 35 States
    Policy Brief
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    The purpose of this brief is to examine the characteristics of Medicaid enrollees prior to Medicaid expansion in 2014, using enrollment and claims data from the Medicaid Analytic Extract Files. This sample allowed for a detailed examination of Medicaid populations in the pre-Medicaid expansion period.