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Medicare Payments for Hospitals in Under-served Areas

One of the goals of Medicare is to provide its beneficiaries access to quality care regardless of where they live. ┬áThus, the Medicare program provides financial incentives to providers located in these remote areas. Whereas most Medicare pays most hospitals through the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS), it pays certain rural hospitals based on their […]

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Overweight Children: Rural vs. Urban

Rural children are more likely to be overweight than urban children, despite the fact that children living in urban areas engage in less physical activity.

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