Medicare dependent hospitals: Who depends on whom?

  title={Medicare dependent hospitals: Who depends on whom?},
  author={Brigid Goody},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
Small rural hospitals with a large proportion of Medicare patients currently receive special treatment as Medicare dependent hospitals (MDHs) under the prospective payment system (PPS). Other high Medicare hospitals (HMHs)--both urban and rural--have sought to have the additional per case payments extended to them. Current utilization patterns, the availability of alternative facilities, and the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the service areas were examined to determine… CONTINUE READING

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