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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Home health

Care Compare
Provides information on the quality of care, cost, volume of services, and other data for Medicare-certified providers. Includes data on doctors and clinicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, hospice care, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, and dialysis facilities.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CMS-Approved Accrediting Organizations Contacts for Prospective Clients
Lists accrediting organizations approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Includes details on which types of programs each organization accredits, such as Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, and provides contact information.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Home Health Prospective Payment System Regulations and Notices
Lists federal regulations and notices related to the Home Health Prospective Payment System, including information on annual payment rate updates. Contains copies of proposed and final rules, along with any relevant corrections, as published in the Federal Register.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool
Provides an interactive map and access to information on national, state and county-level, and Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA)-level provider services and utilization based on Medicare claims data. Includes the following services: ambulance, hospice, home health, long-term care, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), physical and occupational therapy, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Code of Federal Regulations: Title 42: Public Health, Chapter 4 Subchapter G: Standards and Certification Part 484 Home Health Services
Contains details and requirements for condition of participation for home health agencies.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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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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