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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Rural Health Care Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

Presents an overview of key findings from interviews with stakeholders in eight states - Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming - regarding the rural healthcare landscape. Discusses rural hospital financial health, rural hospital transformation models, challenges facing the rural healthcare workforce, and the role of telehealth in increasing access to care. Provides recommendations aimed at further advancing the use of virtual care in all communities, including rural and frontier areas, beyond the temporary federal COVID-19 public health emergency flexibilities.
Sabah Bhatnagar, Julia Harris, Tara Hartnett, et al.
Bipartisan Policy Center
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Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health workforce · Hospitals · Medicaid · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural Emergency Hospitals · Rural Health Clinics · Statistics and data · Telehealth · Iowa · Minnesota · Montana · Nebraska · Nevada · North Dakota · South Dakota · Wyoming

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