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by Implementing the Rural Health Clinics Act by Robert J. Ranney

Rural medical practices have historically faced lower reimbursement than their urban counterparts. The relatively little-known Rural Health Clinics Act of 1976 permits a higher level of payment from Medicare and Medicaid through cost-based reimbursement. This article discusses the specifics and requirements of the Act and how practices can qualify and implement the change to rural health clinic participation.