Thomas C. Ricketts, PhD


Completed Projects - (5)


Publications - (5)

  • An Analysis of Medicare's Incentive Payment Program for Physicians in Health Professional Shortage Areas
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 03/2004
    The Medicare Incentive Payment program provides a 10 percent bonus payment to physicians who treat patients in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Results show that physicians eligible for the bonus payments often did not claim them, and physicians who likely did not work in approved HPSA sites, claimed the bonus payments and received them.
  • Arguing for Rural Health in Medicare: A Progressive Rhetoric for Rural America
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 09/2002
    This paper examines how rural health policy is treated in the broader field of public policy, discusses the role of advocacy in developing rural health policy, and suggests ways to make advocacy more effective.
  • Fewer Hospitals Close in the 1990s: Rural Hospitals Mirror This Trend
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 10/2001
    This findings brief summarizes a study of the number and rate of hospital closures in rural areas during the 1990s. It includes graphs and a map.
  • Race and Place: Urban-Rural Differences in Health for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 03/2000
    This findings brief investigates urban-rural disparities for racial and ethnic minorities in six health areas: infant mortality, cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV infection, and child and adult immunizations.
  • Urban-Rural Flows of Physicians
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 2007
    Reports findings from a study to determine whether there was a significant flow of physicians from urban to rural areas in recent years when the overall supply of physicians has been considered in balance with needs.