Oral Health Among Medicare Beneficiaries in Nursing Homes
Evaluated oral health among 2,355,366 Medicare beneficiaries living in nursing homes. Highlights characteristics associated with specific types of dental issues including age, gender, race and ethnicity, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Steffany Chamut, Carla Shoff, Kristiana Yao, Lee A. Fleisher, Natalia I. Chalmers Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(9) Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting (CMS 3442-P)
Fact sheet providing an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for minimum staffing standards for long-term care facilities. Details three core staffing proposals: 1) minimum nurse staffing standards; 2) a requirement to have an RN onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and 3) enhanced facility assessment requirements. Outlines a staggered implementation approach, including a later implementation date for rural facilities, and possible hardship exemptions. Also describes proposed Medicaid payment transparency reporting provisions for nursing and intermediate care facilities.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Telemedicine Visits in US Skilled Nursing Facilities
Results of a study of telemedicine use in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), using data from over 4.4 million residents at 15,434 SNFs. Features statistics including characteristics of SNFs in the top quartile by telemedicine use in 2020 to 2021, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, small urban, and rural areas, and state-level maps with shadings showing rates of telemedicine use in SNFs from 2019-2022.
Author(s): Agne Ulyte, Ateev Mehrotra, Andrew D. Wilcock, et al. Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(8) Date: 08/2023 Type: Document view details
Ownership of Hospitals: An Analysis of Newly-Released Federal Data & A Method for Assessing Common Owners
Analyzes Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data on the ownership of all U.S. hospitals enrolled in Medicare. Presents data by hospital characteristics, including hospital type, rural and urban location, organizational structure; organizational owners and hospital chains; and individual owners.
Author(s): W. Pete Welch, Lanlan Xu, Nancy De Lew, Benjamin D. Sommers Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation view details
MedPAC Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program, 2023
Provides an overview of Medicare spending and highlights data on Medicare beneficiary demographics, dual-eligible beneficiaries, quality of care provided through the Medicare program, and other payer liability. Examines settings of care, including rural-specific provider sites, as they relate to spending, access to care, and profit margins. Compares rural and urban beneficiaries and providers throughout. Chart 6-2 addresses rural hospital closures.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Directory of Mississippi Health Facilities
Directory of Mississippi health facilities with address, phone number, and accreditation status if applicable, current as of July 31, 2023. Includes a list of rural health facilities on pages 87-98.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Directory Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State Department of Health view details
How Community Investment Saved a Rural Health System
Profiles Mackinac Straits Health System, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) serving Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Discusses how the health system used strategic planning and key partnerships to address key needs, recover financially, and move forward.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details