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Factors associated with Iowa rural hospitals' decision to convert to critical access hospital status

Li P, Ward M, Schneider J ...see all

Journal of Rural Health, vol. 25, issue 1 (2009) pp. 70-76

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The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 allowed some rural hospitals meeting certain requirements to convert to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and changed their Medicare reimbursement from prospective to cost-based. Some subsequent CAH-related laws reduced restrictions and increased payments, and the number of CAHs grew rapidly.

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