Understanding Medicare Reimbursement to Small and Rural Hospitals is a step-by-step guide to payment systems for hospitals with special Medicare status. It gives complicated information regarding Medicare reimbursement and compliance issues in a useful and "plain English" format. Contents include: The Advent of the Prospective Payment System; Geographic Classification and Prospective Payment; Special Payment Policies for Rural Hospitals; Rural Referral Centers; Medicare-Dependent Hospitals; and more.
Understanding Medicare Reimbursement to Small and Rural Hospitals is part of a hospital desk reference series designed to present complicated information regarding compliance and reimbursement issues relative to Medicare and Medicaid programs in a useful and "plain English" format.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: From Costs to Averages: The Advent of the Prospective Payment System
Chapter 2: Location, Location, Location: Geographic Classification and Prospective Payment
Chapter 3: One Size Does Not Fit All: Special Payment Policies for Rural Hospitals
Chapter 4: Rural Referral Centers
Chapter 6: Sole Community Hospitals
Chapter 7: Critical Access Hospitals