Medicare Physician Payment Policy and the Rural Perspective
Examines the effects of Medicare payment changes on rural physician practice revenue. Discusses the potential impact on physicians' decisions regarding whether to practice in a rural area, whether to accept Medicare patients, and which specialty to pursue.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller, Timothy D. McBride Date: 11/2008 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
A Comprehensive Medical Education Program Response to Rural Primary Care Needs
Describes the Rural Medical Education (RMED) program
designed to address the healthcare workforce needs with a
focus on reducing rural health disparities. Covers the
characteristics, results, and lessons learned from the RMED
Author(s): Michael Glasser, Matthew Hunsaker, Kimberly Sweet, Martin MacDowell, Mark Meurer Citation: Academic Medicine, 83(10), 952-961 Date: 10/2008 Type: Document view details
Electronic Health Records Adoption: Rural Providers' Decision-Making Process
Examines the decision-making process that small rural physician clinics and hospitals use as they investigate and select an electronic health record (EHR) system. Based on interviews with two rural physician clinics and two rural hospitals in Nebraska that have implemented an EHR system.
Author(s): Li-Wu Chen, Anne Skinner Date: 10/2008 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Challenges for Rural Emergency Medical Services: Medical Oversight
Examines the challenges faced by rural emergency medical service agencies in recruiting a medical director and providing medical direction for EMS personnel.
Author(s): Victoria Freeman, Rebecca Slifkin, Daniel Patterson Date: 05/2008 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research view details
2005 Physician Supply and Distribution in Rural Areas of the United States
Describes the 2005 supply and distribution of physicians with particular emphasis on generalists in rural areas. Discusses the role that osteopaths (DOs) and international medical graduates (IMGs) play in the rural physician workforce.
Author(s): Meredith A. Fordyce, Frederick M. Chen, Mark P. Doescher, L. Gary Hart Date: 11/2007 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details