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Understanding the Science of Pain and Opioids
An overview of how opioids impact the brain and of the brain disease model of opioid use disorder. Includes a list of risk factors related to drug misuse.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The “M” of MAT: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
A brief overview of medications used to treat opioid use disorder, as part of whole-patient treatment which includes counseling and behavioral therapies.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Virginia's Speech-Language Pathology Workforce: 2017
An overview of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Speech-Language Pathologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of SLPs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center: SRHT Project Well Under Way
Profiles Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center's (MHHCC) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project, completed in 2017, focused on improving quality of care and transitions of care throughout its facilities. MHHCC is an 18-bed, not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital in Grantsville, West Virginia. MHHCC also operates a Rural Health Clinic in Grantsville and a Federally Qualified Health Center in Glenville.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Virginia's Pharmacist Workforce: 2017
An overview of the pharmacist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Pharmacist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Health Care Innovation Across Rural Maryland: An Executive Summary
Details the different innovations in Maryland's rural healthcare delivery. Summarizes each innovation funded by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) and discusses their impact on rural communities.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Rural Health Association
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Virginia's Pharmacy Technician Workforce: 2017
An overview of the pharmacy technician workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Pharmacy Technician Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacy technicians in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Audiologist Workforce: 2017
An overview of the audiologist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Audiologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of audiologists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics
Features the proceedings of a public workshop on the relationship between the opioid epidemic and the spread of infectious diseases. Presents research and policy options, such as integrating infectious disease treatment into opioid treatment and prevention efforts, as well as exploring the role of law enforcement. Discusses barriers to treatment and prevention in rural areas.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Fact Sheet: 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Payment Adjustments Based on 2017 MIPS Final Scores
Reviews program definitions and 2017 MIPS eligibility & exclusion criteria, discusses how final scores are assigned by MIPS eligible clinicians, explains issues related to MIPS performance periods, and addresses other topics related to MIPS payment adjustments. Includes a section explaining how payment adjustments are applied to MIPS eligible clinicians who are practicing in Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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