New HRSA briefs on rural health

From the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):

Two new health briefs have been published focusing on rural health and Medicare.

“Medicare Payments & Common Diagnoses. Review of 2009 Medicare Output Claims Data. Findings Brief #107” (ORPH00574) presents a summary profile of Medicare billing and reimbursement activity for independent and provider-based Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). It uses data from 2009 Medicare outpatient provider claims on all RHCs that billed Medicare.

Policy brief “Medicare Advantage Enrollment Update (Brief No. 2013-3;  ORHP00573) examines the growth of Medicare Advantage enrollment between 2008 and 2012. It reviews the distribution of market share by the type of plan, including preferred provider organizations, health maintenance organization/point of service, non-private fee for service, and other preferred provider organization plans, and by state.

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