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Resources by Topic: Healthcare business and finance

Annual Insurance Update 2020: Health Insurance in Kansas
Reports on health insurance coverage across Kansas and the U.S. as a whole, including state-by-state comparisons and 2009-2018 trends in coverage. Provides county-level data on uninsured rates and Medicaid/Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment in 2017, with information broken down by age group.
Author(s): Wen-Chieh Lin, Madison Hoover, Hina B. Shah
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Medicare Advantage Versus the Traditional Medicare Program: Costs of Inpatient Stays, 2009–2017
Examines the costs of hospital inpatient stays among patients 65 years of age and older with a primary expected payer of Medicare Advantage compared to traditional Medicare, based on data from 18 states. Includes data by location of patient residence for rural, micropolitan, small metropolitan, and large metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Brian J. Moore, Lan Liang
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Michigan Center for Rural Health - COVID-19 Resources
Offers a list of state, federal, and other resources related to COVID-19, including organizations and information focused on helping rural communities navigate their way through the pandemic. Provides executive orders, financial resources and funding opportunities, emergency medical service resources, and other information for Rural Health Clinics, Critical Access Hospitals, and healthcare providers.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health
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COVID-19 Federal Funds Earmarked for Hospitals, Providers, and States
Provides an overview of federal funds allocated to hospitals, providers and states in response to COVID-19. Details the legislative source, amounts, and oversight required for each funding program.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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National Findings on Health Centers' Response to COVID-19
Provides an overview of a weekly Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) survey of health centers' response to COVID-19. Includes information about COVID-19 testing, virtual visits, and access to personal protective equipment. Illustrates COVID-19 impact on health center operations, staffing, and budgets. Updated weekly.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Medicaid and CHIP in Puerto Rico
Summarizes key requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Puerto Rico. Features statistics on program costs from fiscal years 2011-2019, with breakdowns by federal spending and Puerto Rico spending.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Illinois Health and Hospital Association - COVID-19
Provides healthcare providers, hospitals, and communities with resources and updates on COVID-19, including information on personal protective equipment, clinical guidance, waiver requests, policy updates, press releases, and more.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Health and Hospital Association
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ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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Kentucky Hospital Association - Coronavirus News & Resources
Offers links for key material and resources from several sources, for the benefit of hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, and other Kentuckians. Includes guidance for Kentucky Medicaid telehealth services, found in the section for hospital administrators.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kentucky Hospital Association
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HHS OIG: COVID-19 Portal
Information on the HHS response, as well as telehealth cost-sharing information and OIG monitoring of potential fraud related to COVID-19.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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