Rural Hospitals (Flex Program)

Document Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date



MRHRC, Hospital Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid Reimbursement


Legislators and other policymakers will be continually challenged to balance the needs of hospitals for appropriate reimbursement and oversight with supporting their provision of important services to local communities.


This issue brief is part of a series prepared for the Legislative Policy Forum on Health Care on January 30, 2009.

Funding Organization

Funding was generously provided by the Maine Health Access Foundation. Copies are available on the Maine Development Foundation web site at



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