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The North Carolina Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center (NC RHR & PAC) is one of seven federally-designated rural health research centers funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, US DHHS Award No. 2 U1CRH03714-05-00.

The Center's present policy analysis and research agenda focuses on the following substantive areas: Medicare reimbursement policy, Medicaid, EMS and access to care. The Program also has an active dissemination component and emphasizes the use of geographic methods in research.

New Final Reports and Findings Briefs

Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Clinic & Medicare Patient Characteristics, March 2013

Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Medicare Payments & Common Diagnoses, December 2012

Flux in Loan Repayment Programs for Healthcare Professionals With States' Budget Cuts and National Health Service Corps Budget Increases, May 2012

Why Use Swing Beds? Conversations with Hospital Administrators and Staff, April 2012