Observation Care Services for Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Hospitals: Policy Issues and Stakeholder Perspectives
Seeks to provide a greater understanding of rural-specific issues surrounding hospital outpatient observation status and the related implications for rural hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and Medicare beneficiaries. Results are based on a multi-state, qualitative analysis of input from three respondent groups: state hospital associations, long-term care ombudsman offices, and Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs). Analysis focuses on the use of observation status by Medicare beneficiaries from 2010-2013.
Author(s): Walter Gregg, Samantha Mills, Yvonne Jonk Date: 10/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
The Management of Chronic Diseases in Rural Missouri Practices
Reports the results of interviews with focus groups from rural healthcare
practices in Missouri describing the challenges of managing chronic disease
in small rural healthcare settings. Discusses the characteristics of rural
practices and the communities they serve.
Author(s): Maithe Enriquez, Jill Moormeier, William Lafferty Citation: Missouri Medicine, 109(3), 210-215 Date: 2012 Type: Document view details
Rural vs. Urban Ambulatory Health Care Review
Examines evidence regarding potential disparities between rural and urban areas in healthcare provision and delivery, and how differences in health care may contribute to disparities in health outcomes of veterans that seek care in VA and non-VA health systems.
Author(s): Michele Spoont, Nancy Greer, Jenny Su Date: 05/2011 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs view details
Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
Up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. Includes resources for emergency medical services, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings. Addresses a wide range of topics including healthcare operations, space, supplies, funding, and more. Type: Website Sponsoring organization: COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group view details