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Resources by Topic: Accountable Care Organizations

The 2011 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Services Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focused on rural childhood obesity, place-based initiatives for rural early childhood development, and rural implications of accountable care organizations and payment bundling. Includes recommendations to address these issues and provides appendices describing the 2010 site visits.
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, September 15-17th, 2010
Minutes from the 66th meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS). The meeting included discussions on childhood obesity in rural communities and the rural implications of accountable care organizations and payment bundling.
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Charleston, South Carolina, June 14-16, 2010
Minutes from the June 14-16, 2010, NACRHHS meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. NACRHHS provides recommendations on rural health and human services issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Meeting included discussions on the following topics: childhood obesity, Early Head Start programs, and rural implications of payment bundling and accountable care organizations.
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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CHART Model
Provides links to presentation slides from "Let's Talk about CHART!" webinar series, information about upcoming webinars, and other resources for the CHART Model.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model
Provides information on a rural-focused CMS initiative. Describes two tracks for participation: the Community Transformation Track for rural communities to develop and implement a healthcare delivery redesign strategy and the Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) Transformation Track for rural-focused ACOs to receive advanced payments as part of joining the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Oregon Community Health Needs Assessments & Improvement Plans
Features a series of county-level maps detailing information about Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs). Lists the hospitals, local public health authorities, and coordinated care organizations for each county, as well as the last time a CHNA and/or a CHIP was completed for each.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Code of Federal Regulations: Title 42 Public Health, Chapter 4, Subchapter G, Part 425: Medicare Shared Savings Program
Details and describes the regulations for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Provides information on eligibility, application procedures, reporting requirements, and special assignment conditions for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)
Resources for hospitals related to value-based purchasing, Accountable Care Organizations, and payment bundling. Developed for hospitals participating in the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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