Telehealth Invigorating and Innovating Diabetes Care
Describes how home monitors and other technologies are helping diabetic patients live healthier lives, cutting healthcare costs and hospital visits.
Author(s): Candi Helseth Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 08/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers: Pathways for Delivery Transformation; Spotlight on the States #7
Discusses what Illinois and New York are proposing and have
executed to demonstrate waivers that will allow states to
implement the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Medicaid
expansion using private insurance. Describes a proposed
loan repayment program to assistance providers and other
healthcare professionals who commit to serving Medicaid
populations in rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): DaShawn Groves Date: 08/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers view details
State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation: Model Design and Model Pre-Test Evaluation Report
Reports on the experiences of 19 states that received federal support to work on state health care innovation plans focused on developing innovative healthcare delivery and payment models. Discusses rural concerns in these states, as well as strategies to address rural healthcare needs. Some topics addressed include patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, workforce, broadband access, electronic health record adoption, and telehealth.
Date: 07/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International view details
Causes and Consequences of Rural Pharmacy Closures: A Multi-Case Study
Identifies factors that contributed to the closing of 6
rural pharmacies in different states. Describes how the
affected communities adapted to losing locally based
Author(s): Kelli Todd, Katie Westfall, Bill Doucette, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller Date: 08/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Receipt of Medicaid and Medicare EHR Incentive Payments by Physicians in New York
Examines variation in the characteristics of licensed physicians who received payments from either the Medicare or Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs through September 2012. Addresses rural/urban differences in Medicare EHR incentive program enrollment.
Author(s): Sandra McGinnis, Jean Moore, Gaetano Forte, Margaret Langelier Date: 05/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Care Management for Medicaid Enrollees Through Community Health Teams
Presents data from a 2011-2012 review of state Medicaid medical home programs in 8 states. Identifies community health team programs that provide services such as care coordination and self-management coaching. Includes information on small or rural practices.
Author(s): Mary Takach, Jason Buxbaum Date: 05/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund view details