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Rural Health
Resources by State: Missouri

2020 Missouri Poverty Report
Report describing county-level statistics for Missouri as well as state-by-state comparisons on poverty rates and related factors. Provides statistics and data on poverty prevalence, health factors, access to hospitals, food uncertainty, and more. Includes rural/urban differences and offers suggestions for statewide improvements. Publication is free to access after providing a name and email address.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Missouri Community Action Network, Missourians to End Poverty
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Imported Infections in Rural Mid-West United States - A Report from a Tertiary Care Center
Analyzes data on imported infections that were seen, diagnosed, and/or treated from 2001-2018 within the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics to inform rural mid-west healthcare professionals about the importance of travel medicine. Includes a focused list of imported infectious diseases, information on the geographic origin of various diseases, and reasons for travel.
Author(s): Amy Meyer, Hariharan Regunath, Christian Rojas-Moreno, William Salzer, Gordon Christensen
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 117(2), 89–94
Date: 2020
Type: Document
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Responding to Crisis: Farmer Mental Health Programs in the Extension North Central Region
Provides an overview of programs and resources to address the mental health needs of farmers and farm families in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Discusses outreach efforts in the region and best practices in developing materials.
Author(s): Shoshanah Inwood, Florence Becot, Andrea Bjornestad, Carrie Henning-Smith, Andrew Alberth
Citation: Journal of Extension, 57(6)
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Taney County Health Department: Accreditation and Holding to a Higher Standard
Describes how Missouri's Taney County Health Department has used voluntary national and state accreditation to help meet their county's public health needs. Offers tips for other rural public health departments considering accreditation.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Understanding Rural Health Departments: Do They Have Unique Accreditation Needs?
Discusses how governance, organizational size, and other factors impact rural local health departments' ability to pursue voluntary accreditation.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Evaluation of the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents-Payment Reform
Third annual report evaluating a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Innovation payment model intended to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for long-term care nursing facility residents by offering incentives for the provision of in-house care to eligible residents, rather than a transfer to a hospital for treatment. Presents details on the effect of the payment model on Medicare expenditures in the participating states: Alabama, Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania. Discusses the implication of the payment model in rural facilities.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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State of Missouri - Physician Manual
Identifies the conditions of participation for physicians providing services in Missouri state-funded healthcare programs including MO HealthNet, Missouri's Medicaid program. Includes specific procedures for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) participating in these programs. Addresses covered telehealth services and which counties are categorized as rural.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Social Services
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Beyond the Numbers: Access to Reproductive Health Care for Low-Income Women in Five Communities
Highlights the key findings, major themes, and the extent of the challenges faced by low-income women in accessing reproductive and sexual healthcare in urban and rural areas. Identifies promising practices developed by providers to address barriers to care and improve access to healthcare.
Author(s): Usha Ranji, Michelle Long, Alina Salganicoff, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Management Associates, Kaiser Family Foundation
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Rural Hospitals: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Describes the conditions facing rural hospitals and their communities contributing to the high rate of rural hospital closure. Discusses state and federal legislation, policies, and programs developed to support rural hospitals. Provides data for 15 Southern states including their state and rural populations, percentage of population uninsured, Medicaid expansion status, percentage at high financial risk, and number of rural hospital closures.
Author(s): Nick Bowman
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments
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State of Missouri - Rural Health Clinic Manual
Provider manual identifying the conditions of participation providing services in Missouri state-funded healthcare programs, including MO HealthNet, Missouri's Medicaid program. Addresses enrollment, eligibility, claim filing, and billing requirements for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Missouri. Includes information on covered telehealth services.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Social Services
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