GA's urban, rural hospitals blame Medicaid system for rift

Weinstock, Matthew
December 1997
AHA News;12/15/97, Vol. 33 Issue 48, p6
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Reports on the disparity between Medicaid reimbursement rates for urban and rural hospitals in Georgia. Institution of a diagnosis-related group reimbursement system by the state's Board of Medical Assistance; Decision of the state Medicaid board to phase out the rural-urban split over four years beginning in July 1998; Opposition of urban hospital officials to the proposal to abolish the split.


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