Rural Health Resources by Topic: Healthcare business and finance
Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): Traditional MIPS Scoring Guide for the 2022 Performance Year
Provides details on how scores are calculated for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), one of two payment options under the Medicare Quality Payment Program. Explains the four performance categories that affect Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payments: quality, cost, improvement activities, and promoting interoperability. Includes information for small and rural practices.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Assisting American Indian and Alaska Native Consumers
Presentation slides discuss the ACA health insurance marketplace, the Indian Health Services, and provides information for American Indian and Alaska Native people pertaining to healthcare coverage. Presents guidance for AI/AN people to ensure they have consistent healthcare coverage.
Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Update on Rural Independently Owned Pharmacy Closures in the United States, 2003-2021
Provides updated information on independently owned rural pharmacy closures from 2003 to 2021. Compares the annual retail pharmacy counts and percent change in the number of pharmacies by pharmacy type and metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore county status. Builds on past publications from RUPRI regarding rural pharmacy closures.
Author(s): Edmer Lazaro, Fred Ullrich, Keith J. Mueller Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Health Panel Comment Letter – Medicare Advantage Program
Offers comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information on various aspects of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Presents a rural perspective on the MA program and discusses health equity in the MA program, expanding access to care, and value-based contracting. Includes data on the proportion of MA plans offering supplemental benefits in noncore, micropolitan, and metropolitan counties in 2020.
Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
Medicare Advantage in 2022: Enrollment Update and Key Trends
Explores trends related to the growth of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Provides statistics on MA enrollment, the types of plans in which beneficiaries are enrolled, and geographic variation. Includes an interactive map that displays MA penetration rates by state and county.
Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation view details
Medicare Beneficiary Access to Prescription Drugs in Rural Areas
Policy brief identifying the types of pharmacies used by Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas with limited or no access to pharmacies, using data from July 2016 to December 2017. Features statistics on county and beneficiary characteristics and claim event counts, with breakdowns by county pharmacy cohort.
Author(s): Onyinye Oyeka, Fred Ullrich, Keith J. Mueller Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model Evaluation: Report 1
Presents findings from the 2020-2021 pre-implementation period of the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model, which aims to improve health outcomes for Medicaid-enrolled children with complex physical and behavioral health needs. Provides an overview of the InCK Model and profiles each InCK award recipient's model,
community context, planned approach, and progress with implementing the
model. Identifies models serving rural areas and service gaps in these areas.
Findings at a Glance
Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Abt Associates, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
What Happens When a Hospital Closes?
Podcast episode discussing the impact of rural hospital closures and obstetrics units on their communities. Explores why facilities and units close and the impact of closures on mortality, prenatal care, maternal and infant health outcomes, and access to quality care.
Date: 08/2022 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: Freakonomics view details