NRHA's Rural Health Voices blog offers informed commentary on the latest news in rural health care from NRHA staff and editorials from selected contributors.
With Medicare reimbursement cuts and increasing health care costs, it’s no wonder rural hospitals are feeling the heat. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Medicare Part B fee cuts totaled $400 million in 2018. At the same time, avoidable misdiagnoses are costing hospitals $900 million per year. Add in inefficient workflows that increase labor costs and account for 25 percent of total spending and you’ve got a recipe for financial loss. The good news is your supply chain...