TITLE

Bumpy road ahead

AUTHOR(S)
Barr, Paul
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;5/2/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 18, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how rural hospitals with limited resources confront the challenges of establishing Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) or the quality and reimbursement organization model being promoted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Most rural hospitals are considering a health information exchange or a medical home to address the issue. Other hospitals are looking at the use of value-based purchasing by Medicare and the planned expansion of coverage that would increase Medicaid programs, which is a large payer in rural areas.
ACCESSION #
60498704

 

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