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How tweener hospitals can achieve financial stability


Tweener hospitals, defined by the American Hospital Association as those too large to be considered critical access hospitals and too small to be rural referral hospitals or thrive under the Medicare hospital prospective payment systems, are typically found in smaller communities.

 

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These hospitals fall in a gray area of hospital designations. Since they exceed the size restrictions for critical access hospitals, tweeners are ineligible for cost-plus-one-percent reimbursement for all Medicare and Medicaid services, and they can't sustain the financial burden of being paid based on diagnosis-related groups.

 

Read the full Becker's Hospital Review article.

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