Jeffrey Stensland, PhD

Phone: 202.220.3726
Fax: 202.220.3759
Email: jstensland@medpac.gov

MedPAC
601 New Jersey Ave. SE - Suite 9000


Completed Projects - (4)


Publications - (12)

2004

  • The Financial Benefits of Critical Access Hospital Conversion for FY 1999 and FY 2000 Converters
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2004
    This paper discusses the impact of conversion to critical access hospital (CAH) status on the financial condition of rural hospitals one and two years after conversion. CAHs pre- and post-conversion revenues are compared, and CAH revenues are compared to small rural hospitals that did not convert to cost-based Medicare reimbursement.

2003

  • The Financial Effects of Critical Access Hospital Conversion
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2003
    This paper describes how the first wave of conversions to critical access hospital status affected rural hospitals' financial performances and organizational structures.
  • Rate of Return on Capital Investments at Small Rural Hospitals
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2003
    This paper examines whether the aging of rural facilities is due to a lower rate of return on capital investment at these hospitals. This paper also investigates whether membership in a hospital system improves access to capital and results in the updating of buildings and equipment.

2002

2001

2000

  • Financial Viability of Rural Hospitals in a Post-BBA Environment
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2000
    This paper evaluates the financial viability of rural hospitals under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999 Medicare payment policies. It estimates the number of hospitals that will become critical access hospitals and the number of beds at each hospital.
  • Why do Rural Primary-Care Physicians Sell Their Practices?
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2000
    This study evaluates why rural primary care physicians sell their practices. It examines the factors that led independent physicians to sell their practices to either non-local buyers, local hospitals, or local physicians.