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Resources by Topic: Healthcare facilities

Community Health Center Chartbook 2020
Presents graphs, charts, and data highlighting services provided by Community Health Centers, characteristics of the patients served, and progress made in improving access to healthcare. Reports on health centers' financial health, workforce status, economic impact, challenges to meeting the demand for healthcare needs, and more. Includes statistics on telehealth service offerings with breakdowns by urban or rural status. Contains maps with data by state throughout.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Patients' Experiences in CAHs: HCAHPS Results, 2018
Provides results from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey for calendar year 2018. Summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes detailed tables that allow state-by-state comparison of response rates and overall CAH performance.
Author(s): Mariah Quick, Megan Lahr, Tongtan Chantarat, Ira Moscovice
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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340B Drug Discount Program: Increased Oversight Needed to Ensure Nongovernmental Hospitals Meet Eligibility Requirements
Provides an overview of the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) review of 258 nongovernmental hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program and their contracts with state and local governments. Evaluates the contracts to determine if they meet the eligibility requirement to serve low-income individuals. Outlines weaknesses in the Health Resources and Services Administration's review of the hospital contracts and offers six recommendations to improve the contract review process.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Access to Specialty Care for Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Communities
Findings from a voluntary online survey conducted in 2019 of 111 Rural Health Clinic (RHC) staff, from 27 states, to identify the most difficult specialty healthcare service to access, and why it is the most difficult to access. Conducts an analysis of RHC distance to the nearest hospital or clinic to determine variation in difficulty accessing specialty services.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Hannah Neprash, Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana S. Tuttle, Ashley M. Hernandez
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Access and Capacity to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Health Clinics
Findings from a voluntary online survey conducted in 2019 of 111 Rural Health Clinic (RHC) staff from 27 states, to better understand how they address issues on accessibility, capacity, flexibility of services, and other clinic characteristics for Medicare beneficiaries, and to identify any gaps in healthcare.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Carrie Henning-Smith, Ashley M. Hernandez, Hannah Neprash
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Empowering 'Ōpio (Next Generation): Student Centered, Community Engaged, School Based Health Education
Describes the development of the Empowering Opio Project, created by a team of health educators from two rural Oahu school-based health centers (SBHC) with input from school administrators, teachers, and students, to encourage high school students to assess their health needs and achieve optimal health.
Author(s): Blane K. Garcia, Malia L. Agustin, May M. Okihiro, Vija M. Sehgal
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(12 Suppl 3), 30-34
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Indian Health Service Has Strengthened Patient Protection Policies but Must Fully Integrate Them into Practice and Organizational Culture
Explores and evaluates the current patient protection policies of the Indian Health Service (IHS) and makes recommendations. Focuses on the IHS policies implemented to prevent child sexual abuse by providers and staff.
Author(s): Joanne M. Chiedi
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Impact of the Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment Cap on Rural and Urban Hospitals
Describes the number and location of hospitals that qualify for Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments and meet the criteria for a 12% payment cap. Examines how the payment cap and lost revenue impacts urban and rural hospitals. Presents options to modify DSH payments to ease the financial strain on rural hospitals.
Author(s): Paula Weigel, Fred Ullrich, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHC) in Oklahoma
County-level map of Oklahoma identifying the communities with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs),
Date: 12/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center - Lebanon, N.H
Describes how the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center partners with rural and community hospitals to provide telehealth specialty care services across northern New England through the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Connected Care program. Discusses clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction with the telehealth programs. Examines how telehealth services impact staffing and services offered in small and rural hospitals.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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