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New Resources Identified in the Past 30 Days:

Added May 16, 2022

Exceptional Survival Among Kentucky Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: Appalachian Versus Non-Appalachian Populations
Explores a study on rates of exceptional survival (5 years or more post-diagnosis) of stage IV lung cancer patients in Appalachian and non-Appalachian Kentucky. Breaks down data by insurance type, treatment type, and length of survival, among other measures.
Author(s): Vira Pravosud, Nathan L. Vanderford, Bin Huang, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 38(1), 14-27
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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The Future of Telehealth Roundtable: The Potential Impact of Emerging Technologies on Health Equity
Presents insights and key ideas from a roundtable on the future of telehealth following the COVID-19 pandemic, covering barriers to telehealth delivery, opportunities for equitable care, and policy and regulatory issues impacting telehealth access. Includes rural mentions throughout.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Quality Assurance
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A Multisectoral Approach to Advance Health Equity in Rural Northern Arizona: County-Level Leaders' Perspectives on Health Equity
Discusses health inequity and the role of multisectoral leadership, including health and human services, public health, education, criminal justice, and policy, in addressing health inequity based on data for 5 rural Arizona counties from the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative's Regional Health Equity Survey. Discusses the perspectives of multisectoral representatives on distribution of resources and services, causes of health inequity, and social determinants of health.
Author(s): Dulce J. Jiménez, Samantha Sabo, Mark Remiker, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 960
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Added May 13, 2022

COVID-19 and Hospital Financial Viability in the US
Results of a study comparing operating and profit margins from 2016-2019 at 2,163 hospitals across the country to margins during the first year of the pandemic. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Yang Wang, Ge Bai, Gerard Anderson
Citation: JAMA Health Forum, 3(5)
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Added May 12, 2022

2022 MIPS Eligibility Decision Tree
Presents information to determine if providers are eligible to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in the 2022 Performance Year. Includes information on the low-volume threshold criteria.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Colorado: County Designations, 2022
Map of Colorado identifying counties based on urban, rural, or frontier designation.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Colorado: Rural Health Facilities within County Designations, 2022
Identifies Colorado counties by rural, urban, and frontier designations and the location of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).
Date: 2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Leveraging Quality Measurement to Improve Rural Health: Final Environmental Scan - Rural Core Measure Set
Presents the results of an environmental scan of changes in healthcare quality measures since 2017. Provides an overview of updates to the existing core measure set and identifies potential measures for addition based on rural-relevant topics and emerging issues. Highlights emerging areas of rural-relevant quality measurement.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Quality Forum
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Mapping the Intersections of Poverty, Race and COVID-19
Features data from more than 3,200 counties to connect information about COVID-19 deaths to demographic characteristics including income, race, health insurance status, and more. Includes an interactive county-level mapping tool.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Poor People's Campaign
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Supporting Community-Based Family Medicine Residency Training Programs in North Carolina and their Potential Impact on Healthy NC 2030
Examines ways in which training family medicine residents in rural North Carolina communities can address disparities in healthcare access and improve rural population health metrics for all subsets of the population. Describes Healthy NC 2030, a public health initiative that seeks to bridge healthcare disparities in North Carolina. Features a county-level map showing locations of training programs in rural settings and urban settings, and statistics on the distribution of family medicine residency positions in North Carolina, with breakdowns by rural or urban setting.
Author(s): Audy G. Whitman, Geniene Jones, Danny Pate, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(3), 173-177
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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