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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Physicians

South Carolina - Project ECHO
A tele-mentoring, guided practice model that focuses on moving knowledge and not people by offering specialty expertise to primary care providers so they may effectively manage patients with complex health needs in their own clinics. Offers physicians and pharmacists professional accreditation for participation.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Care Compare
Provides information on the quality of care, cost, volume of services, and other data for Medicare-certified providers. Includes data on doctors and clinicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, hospice care, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, and dialysis facilities.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use Training
An interactive, online training for a variety of healthcare providers with a focus on the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain based on the recommendations in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit or continuing medical education (CME) credit maybe offered upon completion of the program.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Accredited Rural Residency Programs
Map showing locations of accredited rural residency programs in internal medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, and family medicine. Includes locations of Integrated Rural Training Track (IRTT) and IRTT-like programs, both of which require more than 50% of the training to take place in rural areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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AAFP Rural Health
Describes an initiative to improve rural health with a focus on the role of family physicians. Lists related resources, events, news, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Arizona Designation Mapper
An interactive mapping tool for Arizona with data on primary care physicians, race/ethnicity, population, poverty, and uninsurance rates. Geographic areas include health professional shortage and underserved areas, primary care areas, counties, and zip codes.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development
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Kansas Rural Health Care Provider Spotlight Series
Series of articles profiling healthcare providers and professionals practicing in rural Kansas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Rural Health Education and Services
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Primary Care Physician Mapper
Interactive map features number and location of primary care physicians by state or by county. Allows filters by specialty and gender, and features population data for selected area.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Med School Mapper
Interactive map locates medical schools and graduates across the U.S. Features county-level data detailing the number of physicians and the medical schools they graduated from. Details population information for selected areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Federal Regulation Notices
Lists federal regulations and notices related to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), including information on annual payment rate updates. Contains copies of proposed and final rules, along with any relevant corrections, as published in the Federal Register.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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