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Resources by Topic: Clinics

Access to Specialty Care for Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Communities
Findings from a voluntary online survey conducted in 2019 of 111 Rural Health Clinic (RHC) staff, from 27 states, to identify the most difficult specialty healthcare service to access, and why it is the most difficult to access. Conducts an analysis of RHC distance to the nearest hospital or clinic to determine variation in difficulty accessing specialty services.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Hannah Neprash, Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana S. Tuttle, Ashley M. Hernandez
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Access and Capacity to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Health Clinics
Findings from a voluntary online survey conducted in 2019 of 111 Rural Health Clinic (RHC) staff from 27 states, to better understand how they address issues on accessibility, capacity, flexibility of services, and other clinic characteristics for Medicare beneficiaries, and to identify any gaps in healthcare.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Carrie Henning-Smith, Ashley M. Hernandez, Hannah Neprash
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Empowering 'Ōpio (Next Generation): Student Centered, Community Engaged, School Based Health Education
Describes the development of the Empowering Opio Project, created by a team of health educators from two rural Oahu school-based health centers (SBHC) with input from school administrators, teachers, and students, to encourage high school students to assess their health needs and achieve optimal health.
Author(s): Blane K. Garcia, Malia L. Agustin, May M. Okihiro, Vija M. Sehgal
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(12 Suppl 3), 30-34
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHC) in Oklahoma
County-level map of Oklahoma identifying the communities with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs),
Date: 12/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Rural Primary Care Providers' Attitudes Towards Sexual and Gender Minorities in a Midwestern State in the USA
Discusses current attitudes of primary care providers practicing in rural Michigan toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and identifies any correlation of attitudes that may influence the quality of healthcare.
Author(s): Akshay Sharma, John C. Shaver, Rob B. Stephenson
Citation: Rural and Remote Health,19(4), 5476
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Office-Based Spirometry: Key to Diagnosing Rural COPD Patients
Describes the use of spirometry in the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Provides an overview of required equipment, staffing needs, and interpretation for rural offices interested in offering spirometry. Features a West Virginia Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Clinic Costs and Medicare Reimbursement
Policy brief exploring whether updates to the Medicare per-visit reimbursement cap have allowed Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) of various types and sizes to keep pace with increases in staffing and other costs. Features statistics including RHC mean Medicare adjusted cost per visit and RHC mean Medicare healthcare staff costs as of 2014, with breakdowns by 4 sizes of RHCs and private or publicly-owned status.
Author(s): John Gale, Zachariah T. Croll, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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North Dakota CAHs, RHCs, and FQHCs, 2019
Map of North Dakota delineating counties and showing the locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and referral centers.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Rural Health Clinics in Oregon
County-level map of Oregon showing locations of Rural Health Clinics.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants (QPs) Methodology Fact Sheet: Medicare Option 2019 Performance Period
Explains the methods used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine if clinicians participating in the Medicare Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), a track of the Quality Payment Program, are eligible as Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants (QPs), or partial QPs for the 2019 performance period. This includes eligible clinicians who receive payments for Medicare Part B services furnished at Method II Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), or Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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