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Rural Health
Resources by State: Iowa

Relationships and Partnerships: How ACOs Are Improving Treatments for Super-Utilizers
Highlights three rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that are working to improve care for their super-utilizer patients. Features three success stories showing how the ACOs helped meet patient needs and improve patient health.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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State Innovation Model (SIM) Evaluation Report on Award Year 2 (AY2) Activities
Discusses the process and implementation activities of the State Innovation Model (SIM) grant program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the state of Iowa. SIM provides funding for states to develop innovative strategies to address healthcare reform by improving the patient healthcare experience, population health, and reducing healthcare costs. Describes interventions and actions from the SIM initiative, community characteristics, and settings impacted by the initiative.
Author(s): Suzanne Bentler, Tessa Heeren, Rochelle Schultz Spinarski, Elizabeth Momany, Peter Damiano
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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Filling the Gap: USDA, Utility Co-ops Working to Bring Badly Needed Dental Services to Rural Iowans
Features the Fulfilling Iowa's Need for Dentists (FIND) program funded by USDA Rural Development via pass-through loans to several telephone cooperatives to provide dental care to Iowa's rural communities. Details the development of FIND and the ways in which is helps place dentists in underserved areas.
Author(s): Darin Leach
Citation: Rural Cooperatives, 85(1), 12-13, 43
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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Affiliation Partners Sought to Prepare Small Hospital for Value-Based Care
Details how Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) in Grinnell, Iowa, followed a robust due diligence process to seek affiliation partners and prepare for participation in risk-based reimbursement models. GRMC is a 49-bed private, non-profit medical center that serves six rural counties in Iowa.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States
Examines the current state of rural healthcare in seven states - Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming - and uses the findings to determine the impact of existing federal policies, understand ongoing healthcare challenges, and identify opportunities for improvement in rural healthcare access and delivery. Recommends the following actions to improve rural healthcare: rightsizing healthcare services to fit community need, creating rural funding mechanisms, building and supporting the primary care physician workforce, and expanding telemedicine services. Analysis is based on interviews with over 90 national thought leaders and key stakeholders.
Additional links: Infographic, Summary – Rural Health Care: Lessons Learned
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Iowa
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Round 2: Model Test Annual Report Two
Second annual report on the Round 2 State Innovation Models (SIM) program across eleven participating states - Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Covers adoption of delivery models and payment reforms related to value-based purchasing and alternative payment models (APMs); strategies to support healthcare delivery transformation related to quality, health information technology, and workforce; and population health strategies.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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USDA Rural Development 2017 Performance Report
Report highlights the performance of investments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for 2017. Features three successful rural programs funded by USDA Rural Development. Includes a list of Rural Development State Offices.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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Iowa: Governor's Designation for Rural Health Clinic Status
Shows Iowa counties classified as designated, grandfathered, metropolitan statistical area, or not designated to determine eligibility for Rural Health Clinic (RHC) status.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Iowa: Federal Underserved Areas & Populations (MUA/Ps)
Shows the medically underserved areas and the medically underserved populations throughout Iowa, by county.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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