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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Characteristics and Roles of Rural Health Clinics in the United States: A Chartbook
Offers a comprehensive picture of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program and the operations of RHCs. Covers characteristics of RHCs, staffing and recruitment, location, and more.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Medicare Physician Payment
Provides an overview of how physicians are paid by Medicare, with a focus on the adjustments made related to geographic practice cost indexes (GPCIs). Discusses rural issues related to Medicare physician payment, including impact on physician recruitment and retention and healthcare access.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Michael D. Shambaugh-Miller, Keith Mueller
Citation: RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 8(2)
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Border Models of Excellence Compendium
Recognizes the community-based health programs and initiatives along the United States-Mexico border that have made great strides in improving the health and well-being of communities along either side of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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State Licensure Laws and the Mental Health Professions: Implications for the Rural Mental Health Workforce
Examines licensure statutes and administrative rules for social workers, psychologists, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the 40 states that have at least 10% of the population living in rural areas. Covers scope of practice, training and supervision, and reimbursement.
Additional links: Executive Summary, May 2002
Author(s): David Hartley, Erika C. Ziller, David Lambert, Stephenie L. Loux, Donna C. Bird
Date: 10/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Trends in Special Medicare Payments and Service Utilization for Rural Areas in the 1990s
Presents the findings of an analysis of payment trends for providers qualifying under Medicare special payment provisions for rural providers. Covers payment trends for rural hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and physicians.
Author(s): Donna O. Farley, Lisa R. Shugarman, Pat Taylor, et al.
Date: 06/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Rural Research Focus: Rural Physician Shortages
Discusses a model for understanding how many physicians a rural community can support, based on research at the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center.
Author(s): George E. Wright, C. Holly A. Andrilla, L. Gary Hart
Date: 05/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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The Immediate and Future Role of the J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians: The Consequences of Change for Rural Health Care Service Delivery
Addresses consequences for the delivery of health care services in rural underserved areas if policies governing the granting of J-1 visa waivers were changed.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 04/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Addressing Mental Health Workforce Needs in Underserved Rural Areas: Accomplishments and Challenges
Reviews efforts to address mental health workforce needs in underserved rural areas. Includes a history of federal efforts to address rural mental health workforce needs. Discusses Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (MHPSA) designations.
Author(s): Donna C. Bird, Patricia Dempsey, David Hartley
Date: 10/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Access to Rural Pharmacy Services in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Describes the status of rural retail pharmacies in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Discusses pharmacy organizational characteristics, staffing, services provided, financial status, and planned future changes. Also examines the availability of pharmacy services in rural areas of these states, including changes over the past three years in the distribution of pharmacies. Briefly analyzes regulatory and policy issues that affect the delivery of pharmacy services in rural areas.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Jill Klingner, Ira Moscovice
Date: 07/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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If Fewer International Medical Graduates are Allowed in the U.S., Who Might Replace Them in Rural Underserved Areas?
Describes a study based on 1991 and 1996 data that identified rural communities that would be most affected by a decrease in availability of international medical graduates (IMGs) and perceptions of recruiters on who might replace IMGs in these areas.
Author(s): Leonard D. Baer, Thomas R. Konrad, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Date: 05/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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