Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

National Rural Hospital Flexibility Project

Duration: 
1/1/2006 - 1/31/2007
Director: 
John Gale
Principal Investigator: 
Andrew Coburn
Collaborators: 
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center University of North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
Abstract: 

This project is a five year evaluation of the Medicare National Rural Hospital Flexibility Program conducted by the Rural Health Research Centers at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina, and Southern Maine, under contract with the federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
The monitoring project assesses the impact of the Flex Program on rural hospitals and communities and the role of states in achieving overall program objectives, including improving access to and the quality of health care services; improving the financial performance of Critical Access Hospitals; and engaging rural communities in health care system development.

Project URL: 
http://flexmonitoring.org
Start Date: 
Sun, 2006-01-01
End Date: 
Wed, 2007-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
3 762