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Assessing the Characteristics of New York State Dentists Serving Medicaid Beneficiaries
Results of a study exploring the demographic, educational, and practice characteristics of dentists in New York, to understand which factors are associated with dentists' participation and their level of participation in the Medicaid program. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural or urban location.
Author(s): Shen Wang, Robert Martiniano, Kristen Stiegler
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): Small Practice Countdown to Performance Year 2022 Data Submission Checklist
Checklist outlining the steps small practices must follow to submit Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2022 performance year data. Highlights key dates and links to key resources for small practices.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on the Home Health Prospective Payment System for CY 2023
Comments on a June 23, 2022, Federal Register proposed rule related to Medicare payment policies for home health agencies. Includes comments regarding the collection of data on the use of telecommunications technology under the Medicare home health benefit and quality measure stratification as a tool to address healthcare disparities and advance health equity.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: Uninsured Rates for the Population Under Age 65 in 2020
Map depicting the percentage of uninsured persons under age 65 at the county level based on 2020 data from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Association Between Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act and Survival Among Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
Examines the relationship between cancer survival and Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by sex, race and ethnicity, poverty level, and rurality. Utilizes the Cancer Incidence in North America (CiNA) Survival dataset to analyze 2, 555 ,302 patients diagnosed with cancer to see pre-ACA and post-ACA survival rates.
Author(s): Xuesong Han, Jingxuan Zhao, K. Robin Yabroff, Christopher J. Johnson, Ahmedin Jemal
Citation: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 114(8), 1176-1185
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Self-Employed Workers Were Covered More Widely Across Health Insurance Sources, but Many Remained Uninsured
Bar chart comparing health insurance coverage type in 2018 for adults 26-64 who are self-employed and those employed by private firms or government. Includes metropolitan and nonmetro data for those covered by employer-based insurance, direct-purchase insurance, public insurance, and those without health insurance.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Advancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care: A Toolkit for States
Designed to help states leverage their Medicaid managed care contracts and request for proposals (RFPs) to advance primary care innovation (PCI). Outlines strategies for states to conceptualize and design advanced primary care core functions and use managed care contract levers to drive uptake and spread. Provides examples of state approaches, with rural considerations, for identifying and addressing social determinants of health, integrating behavioral healthcare, developing team-based care, implementing technology to improve access, and more.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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2020 Quality Payment Program Experience Report
Reports on the clinician experience for those participating in the Quality Payment Program in 2020. Presents data on Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility and participation rates for clinicians in small practices and rural areas, as well as their mean payment adjustment scores.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Rural Emergency Hospitals and Critical Access Hospital CoP Updates
Comments on July 2022 Federal Register proposed rule regarding staffing requirements for rural emergency hospitals (REHs). Discusses whether proposed staffing requirements are sufficient to ensure access to emergency care.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Health Workforce Issues in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Populations
Rapid response policy brief providing an overview of the Indian Health Service (IHS), and discussing tribally-operated health services and access to health services and insurance outside of tribal or IHS networks. Describes the representation of AI/AN populations within the healthcare workforce and offers recommendations and strategies to strengthen the health workforce providing care for AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Natalia V. Oster, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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