Which Hospitals Could Be Financially Affected by a Public Option?
Describes the potential impacts of a public option health insurance plan on hospital finances, including rural hospitals. Analyzes hospital discharge data to identify hospitals that had a greater share of total charges paid by private insurance across 25 states. Presents data by hospital and patient characteristics.
Author(s): Anuj Gangopadhyaya, Claire O'Brien Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute view details
Rural Variation of Medicaid Expansion on Access to Naloxone
Poster examining the rate of naloxone prescriptions dispensed by retail pharmacies between 2011 and 2017. Compares the rate of naloxone prescriptions before and after Medicaid expansion and as the rural population increased.
Author(s): Yue Cheng, Minji Sohn, Patricia R. Freeman, Eugene Shin, Chris Delcher Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center view details
Evaluation of the Health Care Innovation Awards, Round 2: Final Report
Summarizes the final evaluation results of 38 Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two projects. Discusses program impacts on healthcare service use and costs, factors associated with positive impacts, and awardees' experiences sustaining programs and implementing payment models after the end of the awards. Offers overall findings and awardee-specific evaluation reports. Includes some information on results for projects serving rural areas.
Findings at a Glance
Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Mathematica Policy Research view details
State Innovation Model (SIM) Summative Evaluation Report: Activities and Goal Evaluation Award Year 2-4 (AY2-4)
Summarizes the process and implementation activities of the State Innovation Model (SIM) test grant program in Iowa during award years 2 through 4, which spanned November 2016 through April 2019. SIM test awards are administered by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center and allow states to implement and test strategies for health system transformation that meet the specific needs of residents of each state. Describes the process evaluation of SIM implementation activities and results of the 2016 and 2018 statewide evaluation surveys. Presents data on outcome measures regarding access and cost of care, diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Tessa Heeren, Rochelle Schultz Spinarski, Elizabeth Momany, et al. Date: 08/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center view details
Advancing Rural Health: Nursing Education, Policy, and Practice
Recording of a presentation on June 17, 2020, featuring
discussion on educational and policy-related nursing
practices necessary for providing socially and culturally
appropriate healthcare to individuals in rural areas.
Presented at the 2020 National Rural Health Association Annual Conference.
Date: 06/2020 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative view details
ACA and Medicaid Expansion Associated with Increased Insurance Coverage for Rural Americans with Disabilities
Fact sheet exploring ways in which Affordable Care Act (ACA) policy changes and Medicaid expansion affected people with disabilities, especially those in rural areas. Features statistics including changes in insurance coverage for urban and rural people with and without disabilities from 2006-2017, and differences in coverage in Medicaid expansion or non-expansion states, with breakdowns by urban or rural locations.
Author(s): Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Montana Rural Institute: A Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities view details