The Financial and Policy Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Dental Care Workers
Research brief evaluating trends and differences of the dental healthcare workforce before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assesses the impact of dental healthcare worker (DHCW) shortages by state and geographic region, and mentions rural throughout. Features statistics on wages and total number of employed DHCWs by profession type from 2015-2021, and a state-level map showing percent change in DHCWs from 2019-2021.
Author(s): Sean Boynes, Hayam Megally, Don Clermont, et al. Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Institute of Dental Public Health view details
Delivery of Cancer Screening and Treatment in Critical Access Hospitals
Summarizes results of a survey of 135 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) regarding cancer screening and treatment provided by CAHs. Describes the role of visiting providers and the use of telemedicine in cancer screening and treatment.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Xiomara Santana, Helen Parsons, Nathan Bean, Ira Moscovice Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
Behavioral Health: Available Workforce Information and Federal Actions to Help Recruit and Retain Providers
Examines the available information on the behavioral health workforce, including federal data on the number of providers nationwide and the projection of the supply and demand for behavioral health providers in 2030. Identifies key barriers to recruiting and retaining behavioral health providers, as well as actions federal agencies have taken to support recruiting and retaining these providers. Outlines federal loan repayment, scholarship, and training programs designed to address workforce challenges in rural and other underserved areas.
Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
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 view details
MedPAC Payment Basics
Series of briefs providing an of Medicare payment systems. Covers payments systems including Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics, hospital acute inpatient services, and more.
Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel — United States, 2021–22
Reports on influenza, primary COVID-19, and COVID-19 booster coverage among healthcare personnel during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 flu seasons. Includes data by primary workplace location for rural and nonrural areas.
Author(s): Hilda Razzaghi, Anup Srivastav, Marie A. de Perio, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(42), 1319-1326 Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details