Reforming America's Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition
Describes how state and federal laws, regulations, guidance, and policies affect choice and competition in healthcare markets, and offers recommendations for improvement. Includes rural-relevant issues such as scope of practice, workforce mobility, and telehealth.
Date: 12/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services view details
Practice Rurality of Family Physicians Enrolled in a Practice Transformation Network
An analysis of the enrollment of small and rural practices in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI), supporting nationwide, collaborative and peer-based learning, to determine if a greater proportion of rural practices are enrolled in Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) than are found among non-enrolled practices. In addition, the analysis includes the enrollment of family physicians across states and PTNs. Rural Urban Commuting Area (RUCA, version 2.0) codes were used to determine rurality. TCPI enrollment variation within rural practices is discussed.
Author(s): Robert L. Phillips, Elizabeth M. Bishop, Lars E. Peterson, et al. Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 31(6), 952-956 Date: 11/2018 Type: Document view details
Why Are the Health Insurance Marketplaces Thriving in Some States but Struggling in Others?
Analyzes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's HIX Compare dataset and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' 2010 Supplemental Health Care Exhibit Report to identify factors explaining differences in issuers' participation in state insurance marketplaces. Features statistics including the number of insurers participating in states in 2017, with breakdowns by mean state population and rural population as percent of total state population.
Author(s): Jon R. Gabel, Heidi Whitmore, Sam Stromberg, Matthew Green Date: 11/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund view details
Care Redesign Survey: Lessons Learned from and for Rural Health
Explores similarities and disparities between healthcare in rural and urban or suburban areas, and discusses barriers to delivering excellent care in rural areas. Based on survey responses from 730 members of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council.
Author(s): Amy Compton-Phillips, Namita Seth Mohta Citation: NEJM Catalyst Date: 10/2018 Type: Document view details
Insuring Rural America: Health Insurance Challenges and Opportunities - Webinar
Provides a webinar recording discussing the economic factors affecting the lack of health insurance options in some rural areas. Focuses on the impact of small risk pools and network adequacy and policy options to address these issues.
Author(s): Timothy McBride, Abigail Barker Date: 09/2018 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute view details
Health Insurance Marketplaces: Issuer Participation and Premium Trends in Rural Places, 2018
Assesses changes in average Health Insurance Marketplace plan premiums from 2014-2018, with an emphasis on the variation across rural and urban areas. Includes statistics on premium increases by population density of rating area, distribution of insurance issuers by percentage of counties, rurality, and Medicaid expansion, and rural and
urban average adjusted premiums by Medicaid expansion status.
Author(s): Abigail R. Barker, Lindsey Nienstedt, Leah M. Kemper, Timothy D. McBride, Keith J. Mueller Date: 08/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Medicaid Income Eligibility Transitions Among Rural Adults
Research and policy brief examining the extent to which incomes of rural and urban residents shifted above or below the Medicaid expansion eligibility threshold during 2010. Features statistics with breakdowns by expansion and non-expansion states, rural or urban location, and starting income as a percent of federal poverty level.
Author(s): Erika Ziller, Deborah Thayer, Jennifer D. Lenardson Date: 08/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center view details