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Beneficiary and Clinician Perspectives on Medicare and Other Issues: Findings from 2023 Focus Groups in Select States
Summarizes findings from 24 focus groups of Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligible) beneficiaries, and clinicians conducted between May and July 2023, including three virtual focus groups of rural Medicare beneficiaries. Highlights themes that emerged across the focus groups covering Medicare coverage options, access to care, telehealth, organization of care, and prescription drugs.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Pre-Rulemaking Measure Review Measures Under Consideration: 2023 Recommendations Report
Reviews the 42 pre-rulemaking quality measures the Battelle's Partnership for Quality Measurement (PQM) considered during the 2023-2024 Pre-Rulemaking Measure Review (PRMR) cycle. Discusses measures for clinician, hospital, and post-acute care/long-term care programs. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Partnership for Quality Measurement
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Physician and Advanced Practice Clinician Burnout in Rural and Urban Settings
Describes burnout and contributing work conditions among physicians and advanced practice clinicians, using data from an anonymous electronic survey conducted in March 2022. Explores the effect of COVID-19 on health workforce burnout, and features statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Melissa L. Harry, Nancy L. Sudak, Mary J. Engels, et al.
Citation: The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 37(1), 43-58
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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2022 Indiana Behavioral Health Workforce Report Series: Behavioral Health And Human Services Professionals
Provides information on the Indiana behavioral health workforce, such as license types, demographics, employment and practice characteristics, populations served and services provided, and more. Includes data on addiction and mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Appendix provides county-level population to behavioral health workforce ratios.
Author(s): Yan Ge, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah Maxey
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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AACOM 2022-23 Academic Year Graduating Seniors Survey Summary Report
Results of a survey of 4,146 expected 2023 graduates from 34 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Provides statistics 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: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2023
Reports on the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce's activities, funding, and programming for fiscal year 2023, including discussion of loan repayment and grants for medical education. Provides data on schools of medicine, including graduates entering core specialties and graduates practicing in Georgia, and undergraduate medical education. Includes coverage of the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program and the Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program, with statistics on the number of participants and the number of counties in which they are serving.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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January 2024 MedPAC Meeting Transcript
Transcript from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) January 2024 meeting. Covers payment adequacy and updates for physician and other health professional services, hospital inpatient and outpatient services, outpatient dialysis services, hospice services, skilled nursing facility services, home health agency services, and inpatient rehabilitation facility services. Discusses status reports on ambulatory surgical centers, Medicare Part D, and the Medicare Advantage program, as well as policy options for standardized benefits in Medicare Advantage plans. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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2024 New Hampshire Primary Care Sourcebook
Provides information on New Hampshire community health centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Includes profiles of the Bi-State Primary Care Association's New Hampshire members, statistics on FQHC funding and various clinical quality measures in 2022, and a county-level map showing locations of New Hampshire FQHCs.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Informing the Surgical Workforce Pathway: How Rural Community Characteristics Matter
Explores meanings associated with community characteristics by rural and urban surgeons, utilizing interview data from 22 rural and 15 urban general surgeons in the Midwest. Identifies rural-urban differences in approach to physical environment, health resources, and professional/personal community roles. Discusses implications for surgeons' practice location choices and surgical workforce education and recruitment.
Author(s): Dorothy Hughes, Joshua Mammen, Tomas L Griebling, Joanna Veazey Brooks
Citation: Remote and Rural Health, 24(1), 8363
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Graduate Medical Education Funding
Explores graduate medical education (GME), focusing on types of locations where it is offered and sources of funding available, including Medicare and Medicaid. Describes ways in which states are rethinking GME to better meet the needs of states and communities most impacted by physician workforce shortages, including rural areas. Includes a map with shadings showing levels of Medicare GME-funded residents by state.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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