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RHC Policies & Procedures
Recording of an October 6, 2022, webinar on Rural Health Clinic (RHC) policies and procedures. Discusses regulatory requirements for RHC policies and procedures, including patient care, medical record, and emergency preparedness policies and procedures. Describes new requirements, including the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the transition out of the COVID-19 public health emergency, and potential changes that may occur in 2023. Part of the Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 10/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Changes in Access to Nearest Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics Among Rural ZIP Codes That Did and Did Not Experience a Hospital Closure, 2006-2018
Findings brief exploring changes in geographic accessibility within rural ZIP codes to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) between 2016-18. Compares changes in access to services within rural counties that experienced the loss of its nearest hospital to changes in access within rural counties that never experienced a hospital closure. Features county-level maps showing changes in distance to nearest FQHCs and RHCs for rural ZIP codes and statistics on estimated percentage point changes in access to FQHCs and RHCs from 2016-2018.
Author(s): Nathaniel Bell, Peiyin Hung, Sylvia Shi, Elizabeth Crouch, Jan M. Eberth
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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'Filling the Cracks': How a Rural Maine Community Kept its 24/7 Urgent Care Open with Paramedics
Features a pilot program serving rural Maine where paramedics take shifts staffing the local health center after-hours and on weekends.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Medicare Payment Basics: Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Payment Systems
Presents an overview of Medicare payments for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Details how the all-inclusive rate (AIR) is calculated for RHCs and how the national statutory payment limit applies to provider-based RHCs enrolled in Medicare before December 31, 2020, and part of a hospital with fewer than 50 beds. Includes information on special payment rules for certain services provided by FQHCs and RHCs.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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State of Missouri - Physician Manual
Identifies the conditions of participation for physicians providing services in Missouri state-funded healthcare programs including MO HealthNet, Missouri's Medicaid program. Includes specific procedures for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) participating in these programs. Addresses covered telehealth services and which counties are categorized as rural.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Health Net
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Council on Graduate Medical Education Meeting Minutes, September 12, 2022
Summarizes the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) meeting held on September 12, 2022. Includes discussions on underrepresented in medicine (UIM) groups within graduate medical education (GME), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Data Warehouse Pages, and updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce. Include rural references throughout.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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Capital Financing Strategies for Rurally-Located Health Centers
Recording of a September 2022 webinar discussing financing sources available to rural health centers for capital expansion projects. Discusses, including the HRSA Loan Guarantee Program and New Markets Tax Credits, among others. Profiles El Dorado Community Health Center, a rural health center in California that completed a capital development project. Free registration is required to access the webinar recording.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 09/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Capital Link
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Rural Health Equity and Quality Summit Report
Summarizes a June 2022 summit with experts in rural healthcare policy, health equity, value-based care, and clinical quality to explore the roles of small rural hospitals and Rural Health Clinics in achieving health equity. Discusses barriers and challenges to achieving rural health equity. Presents best practices and innovative models in promoting health equity in rural areas.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Moral Distress Among Clinicians Working in US Safety Net Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Study
Explores the causes and levels of moral distress experienced by clinicians treating low-income primary care, dental, and behavioral health patients in safety net practices and participating in education loan repayment programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Features statistics on reported degree of moral distress related to work experienced during the pandemic, with breakdowns by discipline and practice type, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Indian Health Service or tribal site, and Rural Health Clinics.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Jeffrey Sonis, Thomas E Rauner, et al.
Citation: BMJ Open, 2022
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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America's Health Centers
Fact sheet with basic information about Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in rural and urban areas. Includes data on the patients they serve and FQHCs' economic impact on a community.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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