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MBQIP 2025 Measure Core Set Information Guide
Provides an overview of the 2025 Core Measure Set adopted by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) for use in the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP). Offers descriptions, rationales, data elements, data availability, resources, and more for each new and continuing measure.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA) Resource Center
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Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Model Frequently Asked Questions
Provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation. Covers general information, Conditions of Participation, and REH payment policies.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Mathematica, Rural Health Redesign Center
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Directory of Mississippi Health Facilities
Directory of Mississippi health facilities with address, phone number, and accreditation status if applicable, current as of April 30, 2024. Includes a list of rural health facilities on pages 87-98.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State Department of Health
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Location of Critical Access Hospitals
U.S. map showing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Updated quarterly.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Obstetric Imaging Practice Characteristics Associated with Prenatal Detection of Critical Congenital Heart Disease in a Rural US Region over 20 Years
Analyzes practice characteristics associated with frequency of prenatal critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) detection from 2002-2021 at a tertiary academic hospital and 11 low-volume, rural hospitals providing obstetric services in rural areas of Vermont and New York. Provides data on CCHD detection frequency by practice type, patient volume, and physician or sonographer specialty. Includes additional data on changes in CCHD detection frequency over time.
Author(s): Kelley C. McLean, Marjorie C. Meyer, Sarah R. Peters, et al.
Citation: Prenatal Diagnosis, 44(6-7), 698-705
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Rural Maternal Health Series: Engaging with Perinatal Quality Collaboratives for Rural Hospitals
Webinar recording, second in a series, discusses the role Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) play in making improvements in maternal and infant healthcare and outcomes in rural hospitals. Features presentations from representatives of the CDC's Perinatal & Infant Health Team, Washington State Department of Health, and University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Webinar Slides
Date: 03/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Research Recap: Quality Star Ratings: Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Home Health Agencies
Examines the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating system among hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies in 2021 and 2022. Features statistics including number of rural hospitals without a star rating with breakdowns by census region, and percentage of hospitals without star rating, with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Author(s): Per Ostmo
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Pre-COVID-19 Hospital Quality and Hospital Response to Covid-19: Examining Associations Between Risk-adjusted Mortality for Patients Hospitalised with COVID-19 and Pre-COVID-19 Hospital Quality
Examines whether pre-pandemic hospital quality was associated with in-hospital and 30-day mortality rates among Medicare patients hospitalized with COVID-19 from April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021. Explores the relationship between COVID-19 outcomes and hospital COVID-19 burden. Compares pre-pandemic hospital quality and COVID-19 outcomes by hospital characteristics, including urban/rural location and Critical Access Hospital status.
Author(s): Doris Peter, Shu-Xia Li, Yongfei Wang, et al.
Citation: BMJ Open, 14(3), e077394
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Community Impact and Benefit Activities of Critical Access, Other Rural, and Urban Hospitals, 2022
Examines the economic and healthcare benefit of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on rural communities. Looks at the services provided, the economic health of CAHs, and the effect this has on their communities broadly. Includes comparisons of community benefit and patient care services indicators provided by CAHs and other rural and urban hospitals.
Author(s): Zachariah Croll, John Gale
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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March 2024 MedPAC Meeting Transcript
Transcript from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) March 2024 meeting. Covers proposed approaches and research topics related to evaluating rural hospital and clinician payment policies, an assessment of the completeness of Medicare Advantage (MA) encounter data and other sources of information about MA enrollees' healthcare utilization, a preliminary analysis of MA quality, the Acute Hospital Care at Home program, and Medicare inpatient psychiatric service trends and issues.
Additional links: Rural Hospital and Clinician Payment Policy: A Workplan for 2024–2025 - Presentation Slides
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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