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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

What have we learned?

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  • Data exports were challenging for rural hospitals
  • Education and Support is critical to success
  • Exceeded budgetary expectations
  • Small numbers have been an issue
  • Limited resources: Budget and Equipment
  • Limited human resources Manpower, financial
  • Independent, have a tendency to resist outside influence
  • Short term view is focused on revenue to survive
  • Different problems with patient safety
  • Knowledge is broad but superficial
  • Some of the hospitals do not take the time to code self paying patients due to no change or impact on their reimbursement

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