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Resources by Topic: Hospitals

Medicare Learning Network: Medicare Payment Systems
Provides general information about Medicare payment systems, including the DMEPOS Fee Schedule, 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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Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM) Among In-Hospital Deliveries
Dashboard showing severe maternal morbidity rates related to in-hospital deliveries. Offers comparisons between states. See data for large metropolitan, nonmetropolitan, and small/medium metropolitan areas with national and state-level data for 2010-2021 in the Trend Graph and Trend Table views using the outcome and characteristics filter.
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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COPD Toolkit
Provides information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and rural disparities related to the disease. Offers links to a guide for hospitals to improve COPD care, webinars, podcasts, and resources from other organizations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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AHA Rural Health Services Resources and References
A collection of tools and case studies highlighting rural hospital healthcare innovations, including new payment models implemented by hospitals and health systems in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Customizable Communications Toolkit
Provides a catalog of internal and external communications resources to support rural hospitals and clinics. Includes customizable print and digital resources, scripts, and talking points to promote community trust, preventive screenings, swing bed services, telehealth, and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Legato Healthcare Marketing, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Center for Optimizing Rural Health Webinars, Conferences, and Events Library
Provides links to recordings of the Center for Optimizing Rural Health's monthly webinars. Webinars cover telehealth, grant writing and funding opportunities, quality, and other topics of interest to rural hospitals and healthcare providers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Optimizing Rural Health
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HCUP Summary Trend Tables
Provides a series of data files on monthly hospital utilization data derived from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) and HCUP State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) beginning in January 2017. Includes state-by-state data on hospitalizations due to COVID-19, influenza, and other respiratory conditions; normal newborns and deliveries; non-elective stays admitted through emergency departments; and elective inpatient stays. Contains information on urban-rural locations of the hospital and patient residence.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages
CDC guidance to help healthcare facilities mitigate healthcare personnel staffing shortages related to COVID-19.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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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Pennsylvania Rural Health Model
Provides information on a joint CMS and the Pennsylvania Department of Health model designed to improve the financial viability of rural Pennsylvania hospitals and reduce the growth of hospital expenditures across payers, including Medicare. Includes information on participating hospitals and details about the performance period and model targets.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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