Access and Capacity to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Health Clinics
Findings from a voluntary online survey conducted in 2019 of 111 Rural Health Clinic (RHC) staff from 27 states, to better understand how they address issues on accessibility, capacity, flexibility of services, and other clinic characteristics for Medicare beneficiaries, and to identify any gaps in healthcare.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Carrie Henning-Smith, Ashley M. Hernandez, Hannah Neprash Date: 12/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
Characteristics of Physician Assistant Students Planning to Work in Primary Care: A National Study
Examines the predictors associated with physician assistants' (PAs) intention to practice in primary care. Compares the characteristics of enrolled PA students intending to practice in primary care, and more likely to work in rural practice, with enrolled PAs planning to enter other specialties. Data is taken from the 2013-2014 Physician Assistant Education Association's (PAEA) Matriculating Student Survey (MSS).
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Bianca K. Frogner Date: 10/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Analysis of Buprenorphine Prescribing Patterns Among Advanced Practitioners in Medicaid
Presentation slides from an October/November 2019 public meeting, describing the effects of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 on access to opioid use disorder treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries. Includes information on urban and rural trends in prescribing.
Author(s): John Wedeles Date: 10/2019 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission view details
2019 Physician Assistant Telehealth Survey
Discusses survey results of 95 physician assistants (PAs) across Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma regarding their use and perceptions of telehealth. Examines survey results across a variety of geographic and practice settings. Presents a brief overview of some federal and state-level policies about PA reimbursement and their ability to provide telehealth services.
Date: 08/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Heartland Telehealth Resource Center view details
Data Report: 2018 Indiana Physician Assistant Licensure Survey
Provides demographic and practice characteristics of the
Indiana physician assistant (PA) workforce as well as
supply and distribution information, intended to improve
the quality and accessibility to primary care. Features
statistics including county-level PA geographic
distribution with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): Analise Dickinson, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah Maxey Date: 06/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy view details