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Resources by Topic: Physicians

COVID-19 Vaccine Education Effort
Video series addressing the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, targeted to specific audiences including healthcare providers and rural residents. Covers safety, availability, cost, side effects, vaccine administration, patient education, and more.
Additional links: Partner Toolkit, Vaccine Education - Rural Audience
Date: 12/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Ad Council, COVID Collaborative
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CMS Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Clinical management, patient education, and preparedness resources to help family physicians respond to COVID-19. Includes information on vaccination, payment, and telehealth.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Family Physicians in Rural America: Training, Distribution, and Scope of Practice
Webinar presented November 9, 2021, exploring training of family physicians in rural areas, family physician workforce distribution, and rural/urban differences in scope of practice. Features statistics including availability of obstetrical clinicians as of 2019, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore locations.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Author(s): Lars Peterson, Davis Patterson
Date: 11/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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It Takes a Village: Rural Recruitment and Retention
Provides an overview of the challenges of recruiting and retaining healthcare professionals in rural areas. Features healthcare facilities in North Dakota and Kansas, describing how they work with their communities to attract healthcare providers.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Resource Center for Physicians
Tools and resources to help physicians respond to COVID-19, including information on vaccination, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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COVID-19 and Surgery
Resources for the surgical community related to the response to COVID-19. Covers clinical issues and guidance, personal protective equipment, regulatory updates, and more.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American College of Surgeons
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AMA Telehealth Quick Guide
Presents information to aide physicians and practices implementing telemedicine amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes an overview of telemedicine policies and payment guidelines. Outlines key considerations regarding vendor selection, workflow, and patient care.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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Medicare Payment Basics: Physician and Other Health Professional Payment System
Overview of Medicare payments for physician services conducted in a variety of settings including physicians' offices, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute care settings, hospices, outpatient dialysis facilities, clinical laboratories, and beneficiaries' homes.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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AACOM 2020-21 Academic Year Graduating Seniors Survey Summary Report
Results of a survey of 4,673 expected 2021 graduates from 37 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Provides stats and data on medical education debt and scholarships, graduate medical education plans, and percentages of students who plan to practice in rural underserved or shortage areas.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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