Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
Rural-based Accountable Care Organizations Accepting Downside Risk
The RUPRI Center will update its studies of rural provider participation in accountable care organizations, including differences between those who exit the program, those who remain, and those who enter. In particular, this project will address participation decisions made after a rule change in July 2019 that requires conversion to two-sided risk.
Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Topics: Critical Access Hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Health reform, Hospitals and clinics, Legislation and regulation, Medicare
Third Party Negotiated Pricing in Rural and Urban Hospitals
We will use third party negotiated pricing information to compare prices in urban and rural hospitals, across a variety of common services. Because there has been poor compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement to publish third party negotiated pricing, we will also examine if the availability of this information differs for rural and urban hospitals.
Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Topics: Critical Access Hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Healthcare financing, Hospitals and clinics, Medicare, Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS), Private health insurance