Disability and Aging, Cutler Institute, USM Aging Initiative, Policy
Federal and state policy makers, consumers, health plans, providers, and other stakeholders are interested in the benefits and disadvantages of integrating acute and long term care financing in rural areas. To date, experience with integrated financing is limited and is based largely in urban areas. This paper reviews current research and experience and identifies key policy and program considerations for integrated financing in rural areas.
Funding Organization or Grant
This study was funded by a grant from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS (Cooperative Agreement # CSUR00003-04).
Saucier, P., & Fralich, J. T. (2001). Financing and payment issues in rural long term care integration. (Research & Policy Brief). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.