Strengthen U.S. investment in rural hospitals

Hutchinson, Tim
April 2002
AHA News;4/1/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p4
Trade Publication
Discusses the problems afflicting small and rural hospitals in the U.S. Limitations of Medicare and Medicaid; Problem with the shortage of nurses and health care workers; Discussion on Medicare wage index that contributes to the worker problem; Objectives of the proposed Area Wage and Base Payment Improvement Act; Alternative solution to the problems.


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