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Resources by Topic: Chronic disease management

Case Study: Project ECHO Expands Access to Specialty Care for Rural Patients
A project in New Mexico that uses telemedicine, case-based learning, and disease management techniques to expand access to care for patients with hepatitis C and other chronic, complex conditions.
Author(s): Martha Hostetter
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Enhanced Primary Care Case Management Programs in Medicaid: Issues and Options for States
Examines the development and implementation of enhanced primary care case management (PCCM) programs in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Arkansas. Describes different PCCM programs focusing on program options to improve care coordination and care management for the chronically ill and disabled. Covers program cost and saving measures and PCCM lessons learned.
Author(s): James M. Verdier, Vivian Byrd, Christal Stone
Date: 09/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
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Marshfield Clinic: Health Information Technology Paves the Way for Population Health Management
Describes a case study at Marshfield Clinic serving rural Wisconsin that resulted in improved patient outcomes and reduced costs by undertaking a population-based approach to ambulatory care management supported by information technology.
Author(s): Douglas McCarthy, Kimberly Mueller, Sarah Klein
Date: 08/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Medical Homes Provide Coordinated Care for Chronic Conditions
Provides examples of how patients' chronic conditions are better managed in medical home programs due to the long-term coordinated approach to care.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Chronic Disease Management Systems (Registries) in Rural Health Care
Discusses the types of Chronic Disease Management Systems (CDMSs) used by a sample of 14 state organizations and 19 local rural clinics in Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Anne Skinner, Roslyn Fraser-Maginn, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 05/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Barriers to Diabetes Self-management Education Programs in Underserved Rural Arkansas: Implications for Program Evaluation
Describes barriers faced during the implementation of DSME (Diabetes Self-Management Education) programs in medically underserved rural areas of Arkansas. Displays by county, the DSME program status and prevalence of diabetes.
Author(s): Appathurai Balamurugan, Mark Rivera, Leonard Jack, Kristen Allen, Sharon Morris
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 3(1)
Date: 01/2006
Type: Document
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Elements of Successful Rural Diabetes Management Programs
Discusses innovations implemented by rural chronic disease management programs. Explored how local innovations overcame challenges of the rural setting in order to provide effective and efficient disease management.
Author(s): Roslyn Fraser, Anne M. Skinner, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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A Field-Based Approach to Support Improved Diabetes Care in Rural States
Describes an effective approach that supported rural primary care practices in Montana and Wyoming to provide improved diabetes care.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Johnson, Wanda L. Webb, Janet M. McDowall, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 2(4)
Date: 10/2005
Type: Document
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Assessment of Barriers to the Delivery of Medicare Reimbursed Diabetes Self-Management Education in Rural Areas
Explores the barriers that rural practitioners face in providing Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) to Medicare beneficiaries.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): M. Paige Powell, Saundra H. Glover, Janice C. Probst, Sarah B. Laditka
Date: 09/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Innovative Primary Care Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Case Studies of Three States
Discusses state programs that provide enhanced benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries such as enhanced primary care case management (PCCM). Includes examples from three states: Florida, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
Additional links: Findings Brief, March 2003: Design of Enhanced Primary Care Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Lessons Learned from Three States
Author(s): Pam Silberman, Stephanie Poley, Rebecca Slifkin
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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