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Indiana Governor's Public Health Commission Report 2022
Provides an overview of public health in Indiana with a focus on healthy environments and health education. Examines the declining life expectancy and challenges to public health such as behavioral health issues, adult and child obesity, infectious diseases, and geographic and socio-economic health disparities. Summarizes and provides recommendations from the commission's findings related to governance and infrastructure, funding, healthcare workforce, data integration, emergency preparedness, and child/adolescent health.
Additional links: Appendices, News Brief
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Department of Health
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Financial Sustainability Workbook
Workbook offering insights and activities for collaboratives to use when considering diversifying funding in order to sustain healthcare delivery and health improvement efforts. Discusses identifying the financial resources in the local system, community approaches to financing innovation, and engaging and building relationships with payers to create new funding streams. Includes case examples of leveraging grant funds and innovations.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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Self-Employed Workers Were Covered More Widely Across Health Insurance Sources, but Many Remained Uninsured
Bar chart comparing health insurance coverage type in 2018 for adults 26-64 who are self-employed and those employed by private firms or government. Includes metropolitan and nonmetro data for those covered by employer-based insurance, direct-purchase insurance, public insurance, and those without health insurance.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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2020 Quality Payment Program Experience Report
Reports on the clinician experience for those participating in the Quality Payment Program in 2020. Presents data on Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility and participation rates for clinicians in small practices and rural areas, as well as their mean payment adjustment scores.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Rural Emergency Hospitals and Critical Access Hospital CoP Updates
Comments on July 2022 Federal Register proposed rule regarding staffing requirements for rural emergency hospitals (REHs). Discusses whether proposed staffing requirements are sufficient to ensure access to emergency care.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Survey of Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services Agencies
Results of a December 2021 survey of 389 directors of urban, rural, and mixed Pennsylvania emergency medical services agencies. Features statistics on topics including staffing, finances, changes in providers, recruitment and retention, and strategic planning, with breakdowns by rural and urban/mixed classifications.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Health Workforce Issues in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Populations
Rapid response policy brief providing an overview of the Indian Health Service (IHS), and discussing tribally-operated health services and access to health services and insurance outside of tribal or IHS networks. Describes the representation of AI/AN populations within the healthcare workforce and offers recommendations and strategies to strengthen the health workforce providing care for AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Natalia V. Oster, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Lack of Health Insurance Coverage Among Employed Individuals Increased As the COVID-19 Pandemic Intensified
Line chart showing the percent of workers who lacked health insurance from April 23, 2020 through December 21, 2020, with data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan self-employed individuals and those otherwise employed.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Types of Rural and Urban Hospitals and Counties Where They Are Located
Offers a snapshot of the types of rural and urban hospitals and the counties where they are located. Presents data on the number and percent of acute care hospitals and average daily census by hospital type, special payment designation, and county size. Includes descriptions of Medicare special payment designations for hospitals.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Rural Emergency Hospitals Proposed Rulemaking
Provides an overview of Rural Emergency Hospitals, a Medicare provider type established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Details key policies outlined in two proposed rules, including payment policies, conditions or participation, REH provider enrollment, and exceptions to the physician self-referral law.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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