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Resources by Topic: Physicians

Graduate Medical Education: Programs and Residents Increased During Transition to Single Accreditor; Distribution Largely Unchanged
Examines the number of graduate medical education (GME) programs and the number of residents in GME programs between the 2014-2015 and 2019-2020 academic years. Describes changes in the number, specialty or subspecialty, and geographic distribution of GME programs and their residents.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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COVID-19 Vaccine Education Effort: Content for Healthcare Providers
Video series for healthcare providers that features physicians and nurses addressing the efficacy and safety of the new vaccines. Covers safety, availability, cost, side effects, vaccine administration, patient education, and more.
Additional links: Partner Toolkit
Date: 04/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Ad Council, COVID Collaborative
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DRCHSD COVID-19 Financial Recovery Series
Recordings of a five-part Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) hospital and clinic webinar series. Presents best practices, opportunities, and strategies for hospital and clinic operations related to COVID-19. Discusses COVID-19 funding management, operational considerations, revenue cycle strategies, and strategic planning.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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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: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Indiana State Medical Association - COVID-19 Resources
Contains links to resources and guidelines related to COVID-19, including physician and clinician guidance, vaccination information, telehealth information, physician wellness resources, daily updates, and more.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Medical Association
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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: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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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: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, 2021
Annual review of Medicare payment policies, with recommendations to Congress. Includes discussion on Medicare payment policies directly affecting rural providers and beneficiaries. Addresses payment adequacy for healthcare facilities and services, improving Medicare payment for post-acute care, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and the impact of healthcare provider consolidation. Contains information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medicare beneficiary healthcare access, mortality, and service use. Presents an option for Medicare's coverage of telehealth beyond the public health emergency.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Measure Applications Partnership 2020-2021 Considerations for Implementing Measures in Federal Programs: Clinician, Hospital & PAC/LTC
Reviews the 20 pre-rulemaking quality measures the National Quality Forum's Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) considered during the 2020-2021 cycle. Discusses measures for clinician programs, hospital and setting-specific programs, and post-acute care/long-term care programs. Highlights the MAP Rural Health Workgroup's support or determination of the suitability of each measure for rural providers.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Quality Forum
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The Distribution of the General Surgery Workforce in Rural and Urban America in 2019
Explores regional, rural-urban, and intra-rural differences in the supply of general surgeons, using 2019 data. Compares the 2019 findings to results of a similar analysis using 2001 data. Intended to give policymakers, workforce analysts, and medical educators an up-to-date picture of current and long-term trends in supply and distribution of the rural and urban general surgeon workforce. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban, rural, large rural, and small rural locations.
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, John Kearney, Lisa A. Garberson, Davis G. Patterson
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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