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Resources by Topic: Long-term care

Nursing Home Infection Control Program Characteristics, CMS Citations, and Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Policies: A National Study
Results of a study of 2,514 nursing homes to assess infection preventionist training and certification, staff turnover, and infection control program characteristics. Features statistics on facility characteristics, with breakdowns by locations in metro, large urban, small urban, or rural areas.
Author(s): Patricia W. Stone, Carolyn T.A. Herzig, Mansi Agarwal, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Andrew W. Dick
Citation: Inquiry, 55:1-7
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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Expanding Home-Based Primary Care to American Indian Reservations and Other Rural Communities: An Observational Study
Presents a study on the efficacy of home-based primary care for American Indians and other rural veterans. Breaks down data by demographic factors, such as age, gender, and living situation among others.
Author(s): B. Josea Kramer, Beth Creekmur, Michael N. Mitchell, Debra Saliba
Citation: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(4), 818-824
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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Health Care Utilization Patterns of Rural Medicaid Recipients, 2012, 35 States
Analyzes enrollment and claims data from 2012 for 35 states to describe inpatient and other institutional encounters among Medicaid enrollees prior to Medicaid expansion in 2014. Includes statistics on inpatient visits by rurality, hospitalization rates by rurality and provider payment plans, and the proportion of Medicaid enrollees with at least one long-term care stay by facility and rurality.
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Karen M. Jones, Janice C. Probst
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Tribal Nursing Home Directory
Directory lists all the tribally operated nursing homes across the country. Lists the tribal affiliation, number of beds, and contact information for each facility.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Tribal Nursing Home Best Practices: Cultural Sensitivity
Details several models for culturally competent tribal nursing homes and the measures the facilities implemented to provide appropriate care for American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Discusses some initiatives implemented, such as hiring a cultural liaison to coordinate traditional activities and providing person-centered care.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, 2018
Annual review of Medicare payment policies, with recommendations to Congress. Includes discussion on Medicare payment policies directly affecting rural providers and beneficiaries.
Additional links: Chapter 14 Online-Only Appendixes: The Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D): Status Report (March 2018 Report, Revised June 25, 2018), Chapter 16 Online-Only Appendixes: Mandated Report: Telehealth Services and the Medicare Program (March 2018 report), Errata Sheet: Table 9-7, Page 255 (March 2018 Report, Revised May 30, 2018)
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Residential Settings and Healthcare Use of the Rural "Oldest-Old" Medicare Population
Results of a study using Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data to profile rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries ages 85+ in terms of their demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, residential settings, health and functional status, and healthcare use. Features statistics on these topics with breakdowns by rural and urban location.
Author(s): Nathan Paluso, Zachariah Croll, Deborah Thayer, Jean A. Talbot, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Medicaid and Counties: Understanding the Program and Why It Matters to Counties
Report highlights the importance of Medicaid in county-level healthcare. Looks specifically at the role Medicaid plays is providing healthcare for children, the elderly, the disabled, and for rural residents.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Tribal Nursing Home Best Practices: Emergency Preparedness
Describes emergency preparedness approaches of 5 tribal nursing homes in the states of Arizona, Washington, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States
Shares strategies that states can use to reform their long-term services and supports (LTSS) framework, focusing on improving LTSS in two key areas: rebalancing LTSS to increase the proportion of LTSS provided in community-based settings, and integrating LTSS with physical and behavioral health services through managed care. Uses case studies to provide real-life examples of each strategy, and discusses rural-specific considerations throughout.
Author(s): Stephanie Anthony, Arielle Traub, Sarah Lewis, et al.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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