Jon Christianson, PhD

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Completed Projects - (1)

Medicaid Managed Care in Rural Areas: The Minnesota County-Based Purchasing Program
Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Topic: Medicaid and S-CHIP

Publications - (2)

  • 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 (BBA) and the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999 (BBRA) Medicare payment policies. Estimates the number of hospitals that will become Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and estimates the number of beds at each hospital.
  • Rural Government Role in Medicaid Managed Care: The Development of County-Based Purchasing in Minnesota
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2001
    Describes the development and implementation in Minnesota of a model for rural county government participation in Medicaid managed care initiatives. The model-called County-Based Purchasing-allows county governments the option of functioning as direct purchasers of health care for the Medicaid beneficiaries in their area, accepting financial risk for service delivery. Concludes that if the model is to be used nationally, several issues must be addressed including, the federal approval process for similar initiatives, the relationship between state and county agencies, and sources of funding.