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Kentucky Medical Association - COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources and Information for Physicians
Offers links for COVID-19 public service announcements, resources, significant notices, guidance, and waivers for physicians. Also includes Kentucky Medical Association member alerts related to COVID-19.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kentucky Medical Association
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Report to the 2021 Legislature: Annual Report on Findings from the Hawai'i Physician Workforce Assessment Project
Reports on Hawaii physician workforce characteristics and shortages by county and specialty. Summarizes activities to support the physician workforce, including recruitment and personal protective equipment assistance related to COVID-19, telehealth efforts, data collection, expanded rural training programming, and other activities. Notes the anticipated closure of the Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program.
Author(s): Kelley Withy
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
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West Virginia Health Sciences and Rural Health Report 2020
Review of medical school enrollment, licensing rates, student debt ratios, residency training, and retention rates in West Virginia, with special focus on the Rural Health Initiative Program. Includes information on dental, advanced practice nursing, pharmacy, and physician assistant programs. Describes the Medical Student Loan Program, and the Health Sciences Services Program providing financial awards to health professionals who agree to practice in underserved areas of West Virginia.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
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ACOG Practice Advisory: Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Provides guidance for obstetricians and gynecologists related to COVID-19. Covers testing, infection prevention and control, precautions for healthcare workforce, care for pregnant women, breastfeeding, and other topics.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
An overview of resources and tools to help providers use telehealth to care for patients while keeping staff safe. Includes resources to implement telehealth, as well as information on payment, legal issues, Medicare services, and more.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Computerized Capability of Office-Based Physicians to Identify Patients Who Need Preventive or Follow-up Care — United States, 2017
Examines the capability among U.S. office-based physicians to provide electronic reminders to decrease missed care. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Damon F. Ogburn, Brian W. Ward, Alicia Ward
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(44), 1622-1624
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Assessment of Changes in Rural and Urban Primary Care Workforce in the United States From 2009 to 2017
Results of a study comparing the primary care workforce and its growth between urban and rural counties or county-equivalents from 2009-2017. Features county-level maps showing the distribution of primary care physicians and non-physician clinicians, and statistics with breakdowns by provider type and rural or urban location.
Author(s): Donglan Zhang, Heejung Son, Ye Shen
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(10)
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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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: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Nebraska J1 Visa Waiver Program 2001-2019
Describes J-1 visa waiver applications that the state of Nebraska has sponsored since 2001. Provides 2001-2019 data on provider service obligation fulfillment and retention. Includes J-1 visa approvals by county, specialty, and metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan setting.
Author(s): Thomas Rauner, Anna Headlee
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health
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Profiles of Rural Medical Educators: Conversations with our Nation's Experts on Reversing Rural Physician Shortages
E-book featuring conversations with 16 prominent educators, offering insights on training and retaining medical doctors in rural communities. Includes perspectives of current and past National Rural Health Association members and national experts on reversing rural physician shortages and ways in which to deal with inadequate funding and resources. Intended for educators, politicians, physicians, administrators, medical students, funders, and rural communities seeking to recruit and retain excellent doctors.
Author(s): Rural Medical Educator Group
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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