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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Home health

National Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Study (NPALS)
Biennial study that monitors trends in the supply, provision, and use of the major sectors of paid, regulated long-term care services. Covers inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, adult day services centers, assisted living and residential care communities, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes. Formerly called the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Medicare Benefit Policy Manual: Chapter 7 - Home Health Services
Discusses the Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS), requirements for home health coverage, services provided, physician certificates, supplies, and duration. Mentions rural throughout.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare Learning Network: Home Health Prospective Payment System
Provides education on the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) including background information and consolidated billing requirements, coverage of HH services, elements of the HH PPS, and additional requirements. Includes information on payment adjustments for rural areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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PubMed Search: Rural Home Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the combined topics of home health and rural health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Rural Home Health Services Topic Guide
Information, resources, and frequently asked questions related to home health for rural communities. Includes information on availability of home health services in rural areas, challenges faced by home health agencies, use of telehealth, and the effects that new federal regulations have on provision of home health services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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CMS Home Health Agency (HHA) Center
Provides information on proposed and final rulings regarding Medicare's Home Health Prospective Payment System. Provides links to relevant CMS home health agency resources, including manuals, reports, initiatives, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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