Rural and Urban Provider Market Share of Inpatient Post-Acute Care Services Provided to Rural Medicare Beneficiaries
As new Medicare payment models are implemented, there is some concern about how it will affect inpatient post-acute care in rural areas. Changes in referral patterns and utilization could make maintaining these services financially difficult in rural areas, which could ultimately reduce access to local PAC for rural residents. To learn more, the NC Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center uses Medicare claims data (post-acute care discharges) in this brief, Rural and Urban Provider Market Share of Inpatient Post-Acute Care Services Provided to Rural Medicare Beneficiaries, to characterize rural provider market share of inpatient PAC services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.
For other briefs related to this topic, see:
- The Financial Importance of Medicare Post-Acute and Hospice Care to Rural Hospitals (July 2017). Schulte A, Howard HA, Pink, GH.
- Market Characteristics Associated with Rural Hospitals’ Provision of Post-Acute Care (April 2018). Hoffman A, Randolph R, Schulte A, Pink G.