This study will estimate potential unmet need for home health care in rural areas for fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries. We will compare rates of home health care utilization in rural areas with urban areas, accounting for acute hospital discharges and utilization of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities. We will examine intra-rural variation in transition from hospital to different post-acute care providers and quantity of home health care services by diagnostic group. Findings from this study will help inform policies addressing access to and reimbursement of rural home health care and adequacy of home health care workforce supply.
|Mroz TM, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Wong JL, Larson EH||Variation in use of home health care among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries by rural-urban status and geographic region: assessing the potential for unmet need||PUBLICATION||02-01-2020|
|Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Larson EH||Variation in use of home health care by urban-rural status and geography||PRESENTATION||06-01-2019|
|Mroz TM, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Wong JL, & Larson EH||Unmet need for home health care in rural communities and the impact of upcoming policy changes||PRESENTATION||03-27-2019|