Year Two Evaluation of the Flex EMS Supplemental Funding Projects: Building an Evidence Base Through Outcome Measurement
Examines the outcome management strategies of four of the Flex Program's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supplemental funding grant recipients. Describes the outcome measures selected, the timing of those measures, and data sources used to support their outcome measures. Identifies strengths and challenges to the outcome management strategies and offers recommendations to refine these strategies.
Author(s): John Gale, Karen Pearson, Sara Kahn-Troster Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
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
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: 04/2022 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub 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
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