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Medicare Home Health Care in Rural America
Describes the results of a study evaluating the degree to which Medicare beneficiaries received home health care from agencies outside of their county and the extent to which urban agencies served rural beneficiaries.
Author(s): Sheila J. Franco
Date: 01/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Rural Hospitals' Ability to Finance Inpatient, Skilled Nursing and Home Health Care
Reports on how rural hospitals restructured their operations in response to the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA), which reduced Medicare payments for inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing care, and home health care. Discusses Critical Access Hospitals.
Author(s): Jeffrey Stensland, Ira Moscovice
Date: 10/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Hazard, Kentucky, September 10-12, 2000
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy update, Medicare reform, and home health care.
Date: 09/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Medicare Learning Network: Medicare Payment Systems
Provides general information about Medicare payment systems, including the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS), and more. Includes links to additional resources for each provider type.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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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 Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Type: Website
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 State-County
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.
Additional links: Market Saturation and Utilization Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA)
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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