Understanding the Rural Swing Bed: More than Just a Reimbursement Policy
Provides an overview of the swing bed program and its role as a patient-centric post-acute care solution that helps rural hospitals serve their communities. Discusses the impact of the program, reimbursement, quality measures, and more.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement view details
Improving Access to Behavioral Health Crisis Services with Electronic Bed Registries
Report highlights the ways up-to-date electronic bed registries can improve crisis care treatment and access to behavioral healthcare. Features profiles of states that have received funding for electronic bed registries through the Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI). Outlines and evaluates each state-level program.
Author(s): David Morrissette Date: 04/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors view details
States Work to Support Rural Hospitals Despite Pandemic Challenges
Blog post highlighting state-level policies to address and prevent rural hospital closures. Discusses proposals in state legislatures regarding alternative payment methodologies and funding, service delivery models, and the recruitment and retention of a rural healthcare workforce.
Author(s): Beth Giambrone Date: 04/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials view details
Evaluation of the Use of CAH Cohorts for Quality Improvement Activities
Describes how State Flex Programs (SFPs) use cohorts of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in quality improvement initiatives. Discusses the benefits and challenges of CAH cohorts, how SFPs are evaluating the impact of these initiatives, and opportunities to enhance the use of cohorts in Flex Program activities. Includes findings from interviews with six SFPs.
Author(s): John Gale, Celia Jewell, Sara Kahn-Troster, Nathan First Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
CHWs At Work: Making a Difference for Oklahoma's Marshallese Community
Highlights an Oklahoma program that uses community health workers (CHWs) for outreach to the Marshallese community in a three-county area. Provides a brief history and overview of the Marshallese population and discusses the health concerns the CHWs address.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Quality of Care in the SoonerCare Program, 2021
Reports on access, use, and effectiveness of care for Oklahoma's Medicaid program enrollees. Appendix A provides detailed rural/urban breakdowns on compliance with immunizations, cancer screenings, medication management, and more.
Date: 02/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Health Care Authority view details
Oral Health among Indian Health Service Oklahoma City Area Population: A Review of Current Data 2020-2021
Presents data on oral health indicators for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the Indian Health Service (IHS) Oklahoma City Service Area (OKC Area). Compares oral health statistics for the IHS OKC area to the IHS population nationwide as well as the general population. Discusses access to dentists and other oral health providers in rural and tribal communities.
Author(s): Julie Seward, Amanda J. Llaneza, Alexandrea Holt Date: 02/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Native Oral Health Network, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board view details