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Barr, Paul
May 2011
Modern Healthcare;5/2/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 18, p29
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The article discusses the impact of the Independent Payment Advisory Board component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on rural critical access hospitals. Although the goal of this component is to come up with a plan to restructure reimbursement and simplify regulation for these hospitals, concerns were raised that rural hospitals will not find meaningful uses for the proposed change. Observers are saying that this reform puts additional burdens to rural hospitals and may further endanger their viability.


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