Evaluation of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model: Fifth Annual Report
Evaluates the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, which tests the impact of providing financial incentives to home health agencies in nine states: Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. Reports on the experiences of home health agencies and patients through 2020, the fifth performance year of the HHVBP Model, and the third year that agencies in the HHVBP states received a payment adjustment. Examines the impacts of the HHVBP Model on Medicare expenditures, healthcare utilization, quality of care and patient experience, and agency operations. Discusses rural access to high-quality home health agencies and the impact of HHVBP on rural home health patients.
Findings at a Glance, Technical Appendices
Author(s): Alyssa Pozniak, Marc Turenne, Eric Lammers, et al. Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Case Studies of Communities of Less Than 10,000 People with Bicycle & Pedestrian Infrastructure
Examines the availability of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in rural communities in the U.S. based on a sample of 5 states that represent the different regions of the U.S.: Northeast, North Central, South-Gulf, South-Atlantic, and the West. Discusses the health and community benefits of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, issues of maintaining infrastructure, and ways to engage communities in planning based on survey and interview data.
Author(s): Natalie Villwock-Witte, Karalyn Clouser Date: 02/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Western Transportation Institute view details
Evaluation of State-Led Surveillance of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — Six U.S. States, 2018–2021
Examines data collection challenges and infrastructure gaps that impact surveillance of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), based on information from six states with mandated NAS reporting. Includes brief discussion of rural concerns, including disparities in the incidence of opioid use disorder and NAS and gaps in rural infrastructure and access to care.
Author(s): Shahla M. Jilani, Kristina West, Laura Jacobus-Kantor, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(2), 37-42 Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Florida
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and
Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified
Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals
located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
2021 Florida Physician Workforce Annual Report
Summary and analysis of the 2020 and 2021 Florida Physician Workforce Surveys, providing data on Florida physicians involved in direct patient care. Features statistics on demographics and practice characteristics, and includes a section on the Florida Office Rural Health. Appendix B features tables showing number of practicing physicians and the percent increase or decrease by county by year from 2013-2021, with breakdowns by rural or nonrural county.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Florida Health view details
FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Florida Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Florida in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy view details
United States Prosperity Index 2021
Assesses the economic, institutional, and social aspects of prosperity across the United States over the past decade. Features state-by-state breakdowns of prosperity increases and decreases. Examines 11 pillars of prosperity, made up of 48 different elements, measured by over 200 state-level indicators. Includes a county-level index for 12 selected states.
Date: 07/2021 Type: Website Sponsoring organization: Legatum Institute view details
Community Assessment for Mental and Physical Health Effects After Hurricane Irma — Florida Keys, May 2019
Reports results from the use of Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) to evaluate suicide risk in a micropolitan county with frequent hurricane landfall. Discusses the need to include long-term mental health service delivery as part of emergency preparedness planning for disasters such as hurricanes.
Author(s): Yaritbel Torres-Mendoza, Alison Kerr, Amy Helene Schnall, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(26), 937-941 Date: 07/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details