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Executive Summary: Tracking Telehealth Changes State-by-State in Response to COVID-19
Provides an overview of federal and state-level changes of telehealth policy, regulations, and legal changes as of November 2022. Covers updates that impact Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and other facilities in rural areas.
Author(s): Jared Augenstein, Jacqueline D. Marks
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Manatt on Health
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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Demonstration Program: Report to Congress, 2021
Provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration. Offers a summary of the findings from the prior annual reports on the CCBHC demonstration, a comparison of cost and quality in the first two demonstration years, and the results of impact analyses. This is the fifth annual report to Congress on the CCBHC demonstration.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Rural Health Clinics' Operations and Cancer Prevention and Control Efforts
Findings brief describing a study surveying 150 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to examine how COVID-19 has affected their overall operations and provision of cancer prevention and control services. Includes statistics on pandemic-related clinic-level stressors and on percentage of sampled RHCs providing cancer prevention and control services before and after March 2020.
Author(s): Whitney E. Zahnd, Allie F. Silverman, Stella Self, et al.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Dental Therapy Resource Guide
Describes the role of dental therapists in expanding access to dental health care in rural and underserved communities. Outlines the status of state laws and regulations regarding dental therapy education and practice as of August 2021. Compares the scope of practice of dental therapists to other dental care providers.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Rural Health Clinic Colorectal Cancer Screening Toolkit - A Toolkit for Implementing Evidence-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Interventions in South Carolina Rural Health Clinics
Toolkit that provides guidance for RHCs in South Carolina looking to implement evidence-based strategies to improve colorectal cancer screenings in their communities. Highlights SC's rates of colorectal cancer diagnoses and mortality, discusses the various methods of screening, and details strategies for implementing evidence-based interventions.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Rural Health Clinic Colorectal Cancer Screening Toolkit - A Toolkit for Implementing Evidence-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Interventions in Rural Health Clinics
Toolkit that provides guidance for RHCs looking to implement evidence-based strategies to improve colorectal cancer screenings in their communities. Highlights rates of colorectal cancer diagnoses and mortality and discusses the various methods of screening, as well as strategies for implementing evidence-based interventions.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Rural Health Clinics: Focusing on the Patient
Brief overview of the history of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), from their origins in the Rural Health Clinic Services Act of 1977, and into the present, as they continue to provide an array of vital services to rural communities.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Career of Influencing Rural Healthcare Delivery: Bill Finerfrock and the NARHC Origin Story
Reviews the founding of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC), with insights from long-time NARHC executive director Bill Finerfrock about collaborative work with other rural health organizations to support the Rural Health Clinic program.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Clinic Program at 45 Years: Created for Access and Still Delivering Care
Features rural health policy experts, researchers, and clinicians discussing the impact of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program on outpatient healthcare delivery.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telehealth Policies and Federally Qualified Health Centers
Fact sheet providing an overview of telehealth policies for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Covers originating and distance sites, reimbursement, and services outside the FQHC. Includes a chart of FQHC Medicaid telehealth reimbursement eligibility by state.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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