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Resources by Topic: Physicians

AACOM 2017-18 Academic Year Survey of Graduating Seniors Summary
Results of a survey of 4,894 expected 2018 graduates from 34 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Topics include medical education debt and scholarships, graduate medical education plans, and percentages of students who plan to practice in rural underserved or shortage areas.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Wisconsin Number of Providers Needed to Remove Shortage Designation: Primary Care
Shows the number of providers needed to remove the Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation for each county in the state of Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Medicare Payment Basics: Physician and Other Health Professional Payment System
Presents an 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: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Cultivating Country Doctors: Preparing Learners for Rural Life and Community Leadership
Explores how selected medical school and residency programs develop students' competencies related to rural life, community engagement, and community leadership.
Author(s): Sarah B. Thach, Bryan Hodge, Misty Cox, Anna Beth Parlier-Ahmad, Shelley L. Galvin
Citation: Family Medicine, 50(9), 685-690
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Supporting Family Physician Maternity Care Providers
Summarizes strategies, provides suggestions, and examines the role family physicians play in providing maternity care to the underserved. Also presents ideas for training and retaining family physician maternity care providers in rural areas.
Author(s): Jessica Taylor Goldstein, Scott G. Hartman, Matthew R. Meunier, et al.
Citation: Family Medicine, 50(9), 662-671
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Physician Alliance Well-Being Case Study: Avera Health
Highlights a healthcare system based in South Dakota that serves a primarily rural population. Focuses on their program LIGHT: Live, Improve, Grow, Heal and Treat, which seeks to prevent and address burnout for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural Surgery - A View from the Front Lines: “I Need to Transfer This Patient”
Describes the process of a patient transfer from a rural hospital to a larger hospital from the perspective of Mark Puls, a rural general surgeon and the vice chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Council for Rural Surgery.
Author(s): Mark Plus
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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A Guide to Graduate Medical Education Funding in California
Addresses state, federal, and private sources of funding for graduate medical education (GME) in California. Includes several case studies, one focusing on a Teaching Health Center in a rural area. Provides data on GME graduates by sponsoring institution, direct and indirect Medicare funding, and more.
Author(s): Diane Rittenhouse, Alexandra Ament, Keven Grumbach, et al.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019
Comment on a September 4, 2018 Federal Register proposed rule revising the physician fee schedule to improve payment systems for physicians and other Medicare Part B revisions.
Author(s): Francis J. Crosson
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Primary Care Physicians: Missouri Workforce Update
Provides an overview of the primary care physician workforce in Missouri. Includes rural and urban statistics on population characteristics, total number of primary care physicians, and the age of primary care physicians in Missouri. Discusses legislative efforts to increase access to healthcare and other programs to recruit and retain primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas of Missouri.
Author(s): Mary Becker
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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