Access to Maternity Providers: Midwives and Birth Centers
Provides an overview of the role of certified nurse-midwives and birth centers in Medicaid and how beneficiaries use these services. Describes policy issues and barriers to expanding access to midwives and birth centers, including payment policies; contracting with managed care organizations; licensure, certification, and accreditation; scope of practice; and limited supply. Includes rural considerations throughout.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission view details
Reach and Adoption of a Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program in the United States
Examines geriatric emergency departments receiving either Level 1, 2, or 3 Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation by March 1, 2021. Shows rural and urban locations of accredited facilities as well as their distribution compared to the U.S. population aged 65 and older. Also lists care processes available at accredited facilities.
Author(s): Maura Kennedy, Adriane Lesser, Juhi Israni, et al. Citation: Annals of Emergency Medicine: An International Journal 79(4), 367-373 Date: 04/2022 Type: Document view details
Healthcare Professionals' Mental Health Needs: Where Can They Go?
Provides an overview of the mental health needs of healthcare providers and the barriers to accessing care. Features the work of physician health programs, professional societies, state licensure boards, and other groups to help ensure providers' mental health needs are addressed. Discusses the impact of provider wellness on patient safety and healthcare quality.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
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
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 12/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details