Aging in Rural and Frontier Oregon: Challenges Facing Rural and Frontier Home Health Agencies
Provides an overview of the services and challenges
affecting home health agencies offering assistance to the
aging population in rural Oregon by county. Includes
discussion on healthcare access, home health agency
regulation and reimbursement, recruitment and retention of
healthcare providers, and physician compliance.
Author(s): Callie Walsh-Bailey, Jamie Horst Date: 09/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health view details
Survey of Health Care Employers in Arizona: Home Health Agencies, 2015
Reports on a survey of home health agencies in Arizona with a focus on the health workforce. Compares rural/urban shortages for various occupations. Addresses nurse employment preferences, tuition reimbursement programs, and hiring plans.
Author(s): Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz Date: 07/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Vitalyst Health Foundation view details
Looking Ahead: Rural-Urban Differences in Anticipated Need for Aging-Related Assistance
Findings brief using information collected through the 2011-2012 National Health Interview Survey, describing the degree to which rural and urban adults ages 40-64 anticipate that they may need help later in life, and where they expect they will find it. Features statistics with breakdowns by race or ethnicity, urban or rural location, insurance status, overall health quality, amount of anticipated need for assistance, and reported activity limitations.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Karen M. Jones Date: 06/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
An All-Payer View of Hospital Discharge to Postacute Care, 2013
Presents data on hospital discharges to different post-acute care settings: inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agency care. Includes information by hospital type for rural and urban hospitals, as well as by hospital size and region.
Author(s): Wen Tian Date: 05/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details
HCIA Complex/High-Risk Patient Targeting: Second Annual Report
Second annual 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. Several projects serve rural areas, offering caregiver education and support, telehealth services, and various care coordination approaches. Discusses common experiences of grantees serving rural areas, as well as profiles of each project.
Date: 03/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago view details
MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, 2016
Annual review of Medicare payment policies, with recommendations to Congress. Discussions of rural aspects of Medicare payment policies are included throughout the report. Focuses on payment adequacy, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D.
Date: 03/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Access to Rural Home Health Services: Views from the Field
Describes current issues affecting access to rural home health services, with an emphasis on Medicare-reimbursed programs. Based on published research, gray literature, and telephone interviews with 40 key informants from 19 states between May 2014 and March 2015. Discusses challenges and barriers to access as well as possible solutions.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Cynthia Coulthard, Tracy M. Mroz Date: 02/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details