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Added October 16, 2018

Summary Report to the Field #3: State and Regional Philanthropy Serving Organizations and Rural-Focused Activity
Part three of a series discussing the results of an examination of state and regional philanthropic support organizations (PSO) to determine their current rural philanthropy efforts and level of support.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University
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Wisconsin Number of Providers Needed to Remove Shortage Designation: Dental Health
Shows the number of providers needed to remove the Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation for each county in the state of Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Wisconsin Number of Providers Needed to Remove Shortage Designation: Mental Health
Shows the number of providers needed to remove the Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation for each county in the state of Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Wisconsin Number of Providers Needed to Remove Shortage Designation: Primary Care
Shows the number of providers needed to remove the Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation for each county in the state of Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Added October 15, 2018

Data Sources and Data-Linking Strategies to Support Research to Address the Opioid Crisis: Final Report
Identifies and describes secondary data sources that can be used in research and evaluations related to the opioid crisis. Discusses common approaches used to link or merge data sources. Describes research needs and challenges related to studying the opioid crisis.
Author(s): Rosanna Smart, Courtney Ann Kase, Amanda Meyer, Bradley D. Stein
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, RAND Corporation
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Medicare Payment Basics: Ambulance Services Payment System
Provides an overview of Medicare payments for ambulance services. Discusses rural counties including rural and super-rural zip codes, metropolitan statistical areas, rural add-on payments, ambulance fee schedules, and payment rates.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Critical Access Hospitals Payment System
Presents an overview of Medicare payments for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Compares differences in Medicare payments for CAHs, Sole Community Hospitals, and Medicare-Dependent Hospitals.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Home Health Care Services Payment System
Provides an overview of Medicare payments for home health care services. Includes information on rate setting and payments based on quality reporting and performance.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Hospice Services Payment System
Provides an overview of Medicare payments to hospice and palliative care providers for beneficiaries who have a life expectancy of six months or less.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Hospital Acute Inpatient Services Payment System
Provides an overview of Medicare payments to hospitals for acute inpatient care. Includes information on rate setting, Medicare payments for medical education, payments to Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH), special payments for rural hospitals, and more.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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