CY 2024 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Final Rule (CMS 1786-FC)
Fact sheet providing an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule regarding updates and changes to the Medicare payments for hospital outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) services for calendar year 2024. Summarizes provisions regarding changes to the community mental health centers (CMHC) Conditions of Participation (CoPs); payment for intensive outpatient program (IOP) services; payment methodology for Indian Health Service (IHS) and tribal facilities that convert to Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) status; the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR), Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR), and Rural Emergency Hospital Quality Reporting (REHQR) Programs; and more.
Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
2023 Rural Opioid and Stimulant Wellness Summit
Videos of presentations at the 2023 Rural Opioid and Stimulant Wellness Summit in Utah. Topics discussed include farmer mental health, adverse childhood experiences, equine-assisted therapy for veterans, pharmacology, person first language and stigma, harm reduction, peer support, complementary treatment options, and use of opioids and stimulants in Utah. Captions available in the video player.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Utah State University Extension view details
RCORP - Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Grantee Directory: 2023 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 9 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health grant program for 2023. Projects focus on establishing and expanding sustainable behavioral healthcare services and to prevent substance misuse for children and adolescents aged 5-17 years who live in rural communities.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
Use of Telemedicine and Quality of Care Among Medicare Enrollees With Serious Mental Illness
Examines telemedicine use during the COVID-19 pandemic among Medicare beneficiaries with mental illness. Analyzes levels of telemental use by mental health practices who saw patients with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder the year before the COVID-19 pandemic and during the first pandemic year. Discusses patient outcomes and quality of care as correlated with telemental use, with data broken down according to practice characteristics and patient demographics, including rurality.
Author(s): Andrew D. Wilcock, Haiden A. Huskamp, Alisa B. Busch, et al. Citation: JAMA Health Forum, 4(10) Date: 10/2023 Type: Document view details
Psychologists Need More Experience Working With Indigenous Populations
Discusses the need for more psychologists with knowledge and experience working with Indigenous communities. Highlights the lack of cultural knowledge among psychologists about American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations.
Author(s): Karen Stamm, Meron Assefa, Luona Lin Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Psychological Association view details
Rural-Urban Differences in Social and Emotional Protective Factors and Their Association with Child Health and Flourishing
Examines differences in childhood protective factors in rural and urban communities that correlate with childhood health and wellness. Utilizes 2018-2021 data from the National Survey of Children's Health to analyze protective factors such as caregiver emotional and social support, caregiver mental and physical health, family resilience and connectedness, neighborhood and school safety, and more. Includes rural versus urban comparisons with data further broken down by race/ethnicity, sex, age, health status, and marriage status of caregiver.
Author(s): Rose Y. Hardy, Samantha J. Boch, Mattina A. Davenport, Laura J. Chavez, Kelly J. Kelleher Citation: Journal of Rural Health Date: 10/2023 Type: Document view details
Strategies for Supervising People with Mental Illnesses on Probation Caseloads: Results from a Nationwide Study
Examines how probation agencies screen mental health, determine supervision strategies based on characteristics of the caseload, and supervise their probation cases when the individual has a mental illness. Analyzes survey data related to probation caseloads from 179 respondents, each representing a unique U.S. county, with comparisons between rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Tonya B. Van Deinse, Mariah Cowell Mercier, Allison K. Waters, et al. Citation: Health & Justice, 11, 41 Date: 10/2023 Type: Document view details