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Resources by Topic: Home health

HCIA Complex/High-Risk Patient Targeting: First Annual Report
Evaluations of 23 Health Care Innovation Awards Round One projects focused on patients with medically complex conditions at high risk for hospitalization, re-hospitalization, emergency department visits, or nursing home stays. Identifies several projects serving rural areas, including programs that use telehealth, in-home care, and various care coordination approaches.
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Intensity of Service Provision for Medicare Beneficiaries Utilizing Home Health Services: A Closer Look at Cerebrovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Joint Replacement
Reports on the impact of home health services provided to the rural elderly receiving Medicare based on the number of visits, the use of rehabilitation specialists, and the median payment per claim. Includes a rural/urban comparison throughout the report.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Medha Iyer, Janice C. Probst, Kevin Bennett, Grishma Bhavsar
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Differences in Case-Mix Between Rural and Urban Recipients of Home Health Care
Provides a description of the health status and service needs of rural and urban Medicare home health patients based on a professional assessment of their condition at the start of care.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Grishma P. Bhavsar
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Telehealth Invigorating and Innovating Diabetes Care
Describes how home monitors and other technologies are helping diabetic patients live healthier lives, cutting healthcare costs and hospital visits.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telehealth in Connecticut: Perspectives from Home Health Care Providers
Provides an overview of telehealth services in Connecticut and shares the results from a survey of licensed home healthcare providers serving patients in rural areas of the state. Offers recommendations for promoting telehealth services in the state.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Connecticut State Office of Rural Health
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Home Health Care Agency Availability in Rural Counties
Examines home healthcare across the U.S., including home health care agency availability and quality of services provided. Highlights differences for rural counties.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Samuel Towne, Jordan Mitchell, Kevin J. Bennett, Robert Chen
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Long-Term Care Services in the United States: 2013 Overview
Presents descriptive results from the first findings of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP). Provides information on the supply, staffing, and services offered by providers of long-term care services; and the demographic, health, and users of these services. Figure 2 shows the distribution of providers among metropolitan, micropolitan, and non-metro areas by type of service: adult day services, home health, hospice, nursing home, and residential care community.
Author(s): Lauren Harris-Kojetin, Manisha Sengupta, Eunice Park-Lee, Roberto Valverde
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Engaging and Retaining Abused Women in Perinatal Home Visitation Programs
An overview of the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE), a multistate longitudinal study testing the effectiveness of intimate partner violence (IPV) programs in rural and urban settings that identify and retain abused pregnant women in perinatal home visiting programs.
Author(s): Phyllis Sharps, Jeanne L. Alhusen, Linda Bullock, et al.
Citation: Pediatrics, 32(Suppl 2), 134-139
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Health Workforce Demand in Washington State: Employers' Current and Expected Needs for Home Care Aides, Medical Assistants, Nursing Assistants Certified, Licensed Practical Nurses, Associate's Degree Registered Nurses
Provides an overview of current and expected employer demands for key entry level healthcare occupations in Washington, such as home care aides, medical assistants, nursing assistants certified, licensed practical nurses, associate's degree registered nurses.
Author(s): Lorella Palazzo, Susan M. Skillman, Anne Basye, Caitlin C. Morrison
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Elder Health in Rural America
Provides an overview of the interplay between rural communities and rural elder health. Discusses policy and practices. Covers recommendations for policy makers based on a systems approach, incorporating sustainability, best practice, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Author(s): Rebecca M. Hartman, Florence M. Weierbach
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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