Sheila Franco, MS

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Completed Projects - (3)

Counting Rural Health Care Facilities: A Moving Target?
Research center: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Topics: Home health, Hospitals and clinics, Medicare, Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS)
Home Care in Rural America
Research center: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Topics: Home health, Medicare, Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS)
Impact of the Proposed Medicare Prospective Payment Reforms on Rural Hospitals in Selected States
Research center: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Topics: Healthcare financing, Hospitals and clinics, Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS)

Publications - (3)

  • Medicare Home Health Care in Rural America (Brief)
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 01/2004
    This study looked at the characteristics of rural Medicare beneficiaries served by urban home health agencies as compared with those served by rural agencies. Findings demonstrate that urban agencies, either directly or through their branch offices, play an important role in providing home healthcare to rural Medicare beneficiaries. A full report is also available.
  • Medicare Reforms: The Rural Perspective
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 04/2000
    Discusses Medicare reforms considered by the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare (created by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 - BBA), including prescription drug coverage, funding graduate medical education, and increasing the eligibility age.
  • Rural Home Health Agencies: The Impact of the Balanced Budget Act
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 04/2000
    This policy analysis brief examines how the characteristics of rural and urban Medicare-certified home health agencies differ, estimates the impact of interim payment system (IPS) on these agencies, and discusses policy implications for a Medicare home health prospective payment system (PPS).