Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States
Examines the state of rural healthcare in seven states - Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming - and uses the findings to determine the impact of existing federal policies, understand ongoing healthcare challenges, and identify opportunities for improvement in rural healthcare access and delivery. Addresses rightsizing healthcare services to fit community needs, creating rural funding mechanisms, building and supporting the primary care physician workforce, and expanding telemedicine services. Analysis is based on interviews with over 90 national thought leaders and key stakeholders.
Bipartisan Policy Center
Access · Critical Access Hospitals · Hospitals · Physicians · Policy · Primary care · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models · Telehealth · Iowa · Minnesota · Montana · Nebraska · North Dakota · South Dakota · Wyoming