TITLE

Rural Distress

AUTHOR(S)
Haugh, Richard; Asplund, Laura
PUB. DATE
April 2001
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2001, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that rural hospitals could lose funds when Medicare's ambulance fee schedule decided by the United States Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) takes effect in 2001. Arguments of Barbara Marone of the American Hospital Association for higher reimbursement rates; Effect of the HCFA decision on hospital ambulance service and emergency departments.
ACCESSION #
4340724

 

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