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Resources by Topic: Physicians

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: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American College of Surgeons
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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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Minnesota Medical Association - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Physicians
Provides physicians with resources related to COVID-19, including vaccination information, telehealth resources, information on financial support and resources, executive orders, physician well-being, and more.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Medical Association (MMA)
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Investing in a Health Workforce that Meets Rural Needs
Offers suggestions for advancing sustainable financing of rural training and practice and developing strategic planning to build a more flexible, dynamic, and interprofessional rural workforce. Includes a brief overview of current graduate medical education financing in the United States.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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Impact of a Targeted Rural and Underserved Track on Medical Student Match Into Family Medicine and Other Needed Workforce Specialties
Assesses student participation in the University of Washington School of Medicine's Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) program as a predictor for residency match into family medicine or needed rural physician workforce specialty.
Author(s): Kimberly Kardonsky, David V. Evans, Jay Erickson, Amanda Kost
Citation: Family Medicine, 53(2), 111-117
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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AACOM 2019-20 Academic Year Graduating Seniors Survey Summary Report
Results of a survey of 4,084 expected 2020 graduates from 37 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: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Physician Density by Specialty Type in Urban and Rural Counties in the US, 2010 to 2017
Examines trends in physician density in rural and urban counties among primary care physicians, medical specialists, surgical specialists, or other specialists. Features statistics with breakdowns by large metropolitan, medium or small metropolitan, or rural counties.
Author(s): Sara R. Machado, Sahan Jayawardana, Elias Mossialos, Muthiah Vaduganathan
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(1)
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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Measurement of American Indian and Alaska Native Racial Identity Among Medical School Applicants, Matriculants, and Graduates, 1996-2017
Presents a study on whether a 2002 change in the way the American Medical College Application System (AMCAS) tracks race/ethnicity data accurately represents medical school applicants, matriculants, and graduates who self-identify as American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN). Discusses the change in AMCAS' data collection around race and ethnicity for medical students and examines data from a cohort of AI/AN applicants and graduates from 1996-2017.
Author(s): Erik Brodt, Steele Valenzuela, Allison Empey, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(1), e2032550
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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