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National Rural Health Policy: Recommendations from the First Eight Years of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health
Summarizes activities and accomplishments of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health from 1988-1996. Includes chapters on health workforce, Medicare payment policy, special needs of rural populations, and issues impacting rural health which the committee may address in the future.
Date: 01/1997
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Medical Assistance Facilities: A Demonstration Program to Provide Access to Health Care in Frontier Communities
Describes the Health Care Financing Administration's Medical Assistance Facility (MAF) demonstration program, which aimed to preserve healthcare access in frontier areas of Montana by converting full-service hospitals into low-intensity, short-stay healthcare service centers. Examines the impact of the program on access to inpatient care.
Date: 07/1993
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) State Trackers
Provides links to information on state legislation and policies on a variety of health and health-related topics, including aging, behavioral health, children's health, health workforce, telehealth, and more. State trackers feature interactive national maps with state-level information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Medicaid Enrollees by Urban/Rural Status
Provides data on the location and distribution of Medicaid enrollees through 2021 by state and urban/rural location. Includes data tables, maps, and graphs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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National Center for Health Statistics Data Query System
Provides data from a variety of federal sources on more than 120 public health topics including various health conditions, mortality, healthcare access and use, nutrition, mental health, oral health, pregnancy, vaccination, and more. Can filter most data by urbanicity in addition to demographic characteristics or socioeconomic status.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Accountable Health Communities Model
Provides information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center's Accountable Health Communities Model, which tested whether systematically identifying and addressing the health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries through screening, referral, and community navigation services would impact healthcare costs and reduce healthcare utilization. Aimed to link beneficiaries with community services that may address their health-related social needs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Mississippi Hospital Economic Impact Dashboard
Provides data on the economic impact of Mississippi hospitals, including job creation, salaries and wages, uncompensated care, inpatients and outpatients, assessments paid, emergency department visits, and inpatient service payors. Data can be sorted by county, city, hospital type, congressional district, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi Hospital Association
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Tennessee Health Resource Shortage Areas (HRSA)
Provides county-level maps showing locations of Tennessee state-designated Obstetric, Pediatric, Mental Health, Dental, and Primary Care Health Resource Shortage Areas (HRSAs). Also includes a map of counties with the highest TENNCare enrollee to provider ratios.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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ACO Primary Care Flex Model
Provides information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center's ACO Primary Care Flex Model, which will test how prospective payments and increased funding for primary care in accountable care organizations (ACOs) impact health outcomes, quality, and costs of care. Aims to increase the number of low-revenue ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (SSP), including ACOs serving rural and underserved populations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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KanCare Unwinding Data by Age and County as of Feb. 29, 2024
An interactive data table that depicts Medicaid unwinding in Kansas related to the end of the COVID-19 federal Public Health Emergency in March 2023. Allows user to select for rurality, age group, and county, showing corresponding approved, discontinued, or reinstatement window insurance coverage counts and rates.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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