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Resources by Topic: Clinics

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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Community Health Centers Continue Steady Growth, But Challenges Loom
An overview of the performance of community health centers (CHCs) compiled from current and past data reported annually to the federal government through the Uniform Data System (UDS). Data includes the total number of CHCs nationwide and in rural areas, patient demographics, patient volume, health insurance coverage, types of services rendered, number of health center staff, and health center revenue. Discusses the impact of growth on CHCs particularly in Medicaid expansion states.
Author(s): Jessica Sharac, Peter Shin, Sara Rosenbaum, et al.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Geiger Gibson Program, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Improving Oral Health in Rural Colorado: Commitment to Quality through Data-Informed Dental Care
Highlights a health center serving rural Colorado that decreased children's cavity rates through a program that featured increased caries risk assessments to understand patient risk factors for decay and increased placement of sealants.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates
Discusses barriers to vaccination in rural areas and strategies to improve vaccination rates. Features efforts in a Louisiana Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and in rural Kentucky high schools that are increasing vaccination rates.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Reaching the Quadruple Aim: Workforce and Service Delivery Within Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
Summary of data collected between February and August 2019 on the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model's impact on the behavioral workforce and the aims of improving patient and provider experiences, improving the health of populations, and reducing costs. Discusses access and barriers to care, workforce capacity, primary care and behavioral healthcare integration, and offers recommendations for enhancing financing and reimbursement. Features statistics including populations served by CCBHCs, with breakdowns by urban, rural, and tribal locations.
Author(s): Dana Foney, Shannon Mace, Adriano Boccanelli
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Council for Behavioral Health, University of Michigan Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
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Improving the Health and Well-Being of Rural Communities Through Collaboration
Webinar recording discusses the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's report on care coordination between hospitals, health centers, and public health agencies. Features presentations from representative from the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri and the Sakakawea Medical Center.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 08/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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RHC - Becoming a Primary Care Medical Home
Provides a webinar recording discussing how a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) can become a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Presentation focuses on one RHC in the Mississippi Delta that became both a PCMH and an Accountable Care Organization and details the challenges and benefits of the transition. Includes an audio recording, slides, and a webinar transcript. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 08/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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The Evolving Policy Landscape of Telehealth Services Delivered in the Home and Other Nonclinical Settings
Issue brief identifying key findings for state officials considering adopting new policies for home-based telehealth services. Describes Medicaid and Medicare coverage for telehealth services, including those provided in rural and Health Professional Shortage Areas, Critical Access Hospitals, and Rural Health Clinics.
Author(s): Brittany Lazur, Andrea Bennett, Valerie King
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Community Health Centers Meeting Rural Health Needs
Discusses the barriers to receiving and providing healthcare in rural communities, and highlights with data how community health centers are addressing barriers, delivering needed services, and improving health outcomes.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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