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
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 view details
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.
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) view details
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 view details
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 view details
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.
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) view details