Sheila Franco, MS

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Completed Projects - (3)


Publications - (3)

  • Medicare Home Health Care in Rural America
    Policy 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.
  • 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).