Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Organization of Health Care and the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Slide content:Local Health Care: Hospitals Profit or nonprofit Government-supported or not General or specialty University-affiliated or community-based Single or chain Critical-access hospitals get Medicare reimbursement 24
Slide notes:Given the complexity of the U.S. health care system, it is not surprising that many types of hospitals exist. Hospitals may be for-profit or nonprofit, and they may or may not be supported by the government. They may provide general or specialty health care. They may be affiliated with large teaching and research institutions at universities, or they may be based in the community. For-profit hospitals may be single centers, or they may be chains with locations in many states, run by corporations. Critical access hospitals are rural acute care hospitals that are certified to receive reimbursement from Medicare. 24