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Rural And Nonrural Primary Care Physician Practices Increasingly Rely On Nurse Practitioners
Details a study comparing rural and urban reliance on nurse practitioners as providers of primary care. Discusses the role of Medicaid expansion and scope of practice in findings.
Author(s): Hilary Barnes, Michael R. Richards, Matthew D. McHugh, Grant Martsolf
Citation: Health Affairs, 37(6)
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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MedPAC Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program, 2018
Provides an overview of Medicare spending and highlights data on Medicare beneficiary demographics, dual-eligible beneficiaries, quality of care provided through the Medicare program, and other payer liability. Examines settings of care, including rural specific provider sites, as they relate to spending, access to care, and profit margins. Compares rural to urban throughout.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Spurring Innovation: The Role of Child Health Policy
Identifies four target areas to improve child health: Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) delivery and payment reforms; consumer digital health; precision medicine in pediatrics; and addiction and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Provides recommendations to further develop child health research and policy. Discusses removing barriers and expanding access to telehealth services to deliver care to child living in rural areas, and the rural incidence of NAS.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AcademyHealth
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Engaging People with Disabilities: Strategies for Rural Health Departments
Discusses various methods for rural health departments to engage with people with disabilities. Highlights disparities for rural disabled people. Presents county-level map of rural disabled populations.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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California Physician Supply and Distribution: Headed for a Drought?
Describes the physicians in California as of 2015, including number, practice activities, demographics, and geographical distribution. Uses data from the Medical Board of California's survey for relicensure and a voluntary supplemental survey. Includes recommendations for maximizing physician resources in rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Margaret Fix, Michelle Ko
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Critical Access Hospital eCQM Resource List
Resource list for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), reflecting new materials and updates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for 2018 reporting.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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2017 New York Residency Training Outcomes: A Summary of Responses to the 2017 New York Resident Exit Survey
Results of a survey of physicians who completed their residency training in New York in 2017. Features demographics, placement or intended career path, and impressions of the job market search options. Includes data and statistics about those entering rural practice.
Author(s): Yuhao Liu, Morgan Clifford, David Armstrong
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Substance Use, the Opioid Epidemic, and Child Welfare Caseloads: Methodological Details from a Mixed Methods Study
Discusses a study on the relationship between substance use, specifically opioid misuse, and child welfare caseloads. Explores reports of child abuse and foster care entries along with drug mortality rates and retail opioid sales.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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The Opioid Crisis and Economic Opportunity: Geographic and Economic Trends
Features a study on the relationship between economic opportunity and opioid use. Explores the correlation between poverty and opioid prescriptions, hospitalizations, and overdose rates. Features several nationwide maps of county-level data.
Author(s): Robin Ghertner, Lincoln Groves
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Vermont Care Network and the State of Vermont: A Shared Data Repository for Community-Based Behavioral Health Providers
Features a case study of the collaboration between HRSA, the Vermont Care Network, and the state of Vermont to create a state-wide data repository for behavioral health and developmental disability services. Details the types of data collected and the process by which it is aggregated and analyzed.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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