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Resources by Topic: Hospitals

Report to Congress: Demonstration Project on Community Health Integration Models in Certain Rural Counties, Interim Report 2018
Provides an overview of and first year findings from the Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration (FCHIP), which includes 10 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in three states: North Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska. The demonstration intends to increase the quality and coordination of care, with focuses on access to and payments for telehealth, ambulance services, and skilled nursing facility/nursing facility beds, as well as related regulatory challenges.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Critical Access Hospitals in Oklahoma, 2018
Provides a map showing the name and location of Critical Access Hospitals in Oklahoma.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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A Core Set of Rural-Relevant Measures and Measuring and Improving Access to Care: 2018 Recommendations from the MAP Rural Health Workgroup
Identifies a set of core measures focused on rural access to care and recommends how to measure them while coordinating data collection efforts. Third in a series of 3 reports documenting the Measures Applications Partnerships Rural Health Workgroup's efforts, a public-private partnership of healthcare stakeholders.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Quality Forum MAP Rural Health Workgroup
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Rural Hospital Mergers from 2005 through 2016
Examines the number of mergers of rural hospitals across the U.S. from 2005-2016. Looks at the effect of mergers and acquisitions on rural healthcare.
Author(s): Dunc Williams Jr., Sharita R. Thomas, Hilda A. Howard, George H. Pink
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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A Model for Internal Medicine Physicians in a Small Rural Hospital
Describes a provider staffing model for rural hospitals that uses internal medicine physicians to provide inpatient care and to consult on outpatient care in Washington state. Describes the hospital setting, staffing needs, and lesson learned.
Author(s): Paul Bunge
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 18, 4419
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Rural Hospitals and Medicaid Payment Policy
Fact sheet describing how rural hospitals serve Medicaid beneficiaries and the process through which Medicaid programs pay rural hospitals. Features statistics from 2015 with breakdowns by urban hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and other rural hospitals.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Rural Hospital-Health Clinic Integration
Provides an overview of the benefits of sharing resources between rural hospitals and clinics. Offers suggestions for federal policy solutions and actions for hospital and health system to deploy.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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2018 Rural Hospital and Clinic Financial Summit Report: Key Financial Success Indicators and Strategies
Identifies the indicators of financial success for hospitals and clinics, provides strategies to transition into value-based payment models, and includes success stories from Summit participants and resources necessary for hospitals and clinics. Includes a table showing Critical Access Hospital financial indicators medians for 2016.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Small Rural Hospital and Clinic Finance 101
Provides a manual with introductory information on healthcare facility finances and payment for state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program personnel, and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) board members.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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2018 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit
Details the Flex Program's Reverse Site Visit meeting held on July 17-18, 2018 for grantees of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program (SHCP). Includes learning objectives and materials related to the meeting, including links to each presentation's slides. Presentations cover federal program activities, policy updates, and examples of program initiatives from several states.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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