September 2022 MACPAC Meeting Transcript
Transcript from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission's (MACPAC) September 2022 meeting. Covers Medicaid race and ethnicity data collection and reporting, state processes and stakeholder engagement for unwinding continuous
coverage requirement, countercyclical disproportionate share hospital policies, and integrating care for dually eligible beneficiaries in Medicaid fee-for-services, among other things. Includes rural references throughout.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission view details
Availability of Nursing Homes in Minoritized Racial/Ethnic Group Areas
Examines the availability of nursing homes nationwide across ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) categorized by rurality and racial and ethnic composition. Provides data on the median distance to the nearest nursing home by rurality in minoritized and non-minoritized ZCTA.
Author(s): Otis L. Owens, Gabriel Benavidez, Melinda Merrill, et al. Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Telehealth Brings Important Services to Rural Long-Term Care Facilities
Discusses the benefits of telehealth services for residents and staff of rural long-term care facilities. Identifies some of the challenges related to providing these services. Features a New Hampshire skilled nursing facility providing telemental health services, and a Virginia geriatrician helping long-term care facilities address COVID-19 via Project ECHO educational sessions.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
The Most Rural Counties Have the Fewest Health Care Services Available
Examines healthcare resources in metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas, with information on availability of healthcare facilities, bed-to-population ratios, provider-to-population ratios, and health professional shortage areas.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Dobis, Jessica E. Todd Citation: Amber Waves Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service view details
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
Provides an overview of waived Medicare regulations in response to COVID-19. Lists waivers that impact all types of providers, including Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, and others. Identifies waivers that have been terminated or have termination dates announced. Covers information on changes to telemedicine and quality improvement programs.
Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
MedPAC Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program, 2022
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: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Report to Congress: Unified Payment for Medicare-Covered Post-Acute Care
Presents a prototype for a Unified Post-acute Care (PAC) prospective payment system (PPS) that would set payment for PAC services on the basis of the clinical characteristics of the patient rather than the type of provider. Details the structure of the prototype and the data used in the analyses to design and calibrate the PPS. Explores key considerations for unifying PAC payment, such as cost-sharing and value-based payment. Includes data on PAC provider characteristics, including facility size and rural status, as well as rural payment adjustments.
Author(s): Benjamin Silver, Anne Deutsch, Nicole Coomer, et al. Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International view details
Nursing Homes in Rural America: A Chartbook
Explores county-level nursing home availability and evaluates the supply of nursing home beds per 1,000 population aged 65 and older. Identifies nursing home availability for counties with and without hospitals with swing beds, and describes the resident and nursing home characteristics including occupancy levels, payer mix, demographics, and healthcare needs. Features statistics with breakdowns by noncore, micropolitan, and metropolitan counties.
Author(s): Hari Sharma, Lili Xu, Fred Ullrich, Clint MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details