Medicare Physician Payment
Provides an overview of how physicians are paid by Medicare, with a focus on the adjustments made related to geographic practice cost indexes (GPCIs). Discusses rural issues related to Medicare physician payment, including impact on physician recruitment and retention and healthcare access.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Michael D. Shambaugh-Miller, Keith Mueller Citation: RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 8(2) Date: 01/2003 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
State of the Health Workforce in Rural America: Profiles and Comparisons
Overview of rural healthcare workforce issues. National and state-by-state data on the healthcare workforce, with rural-urban comparisons and interstate comparisons. Also includes data on rural healthcare facilities.
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Karin E. Johnson, Thomas E. Norris, et al. Date: 2003 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
Rural Research Focus: Rural Physician Shortages
Discusses a model for understanding how many physicians a rural community can support, based on research at the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center.
Author(s): George E. Wright, C. Holly A. Andrilla, L. Gary Hart Date: 05/2002 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
Update on the Physician Workforce
Compendium of three policy papers on the physician workforce, two of which address rural issues. The first paper provides data on the supply and distribution of physicians, including rural-specific national data, with state-by-state data in Appendix B. The second paper focuses on the rural family physician workforce, with supply projections through 2020.
Date: 08/2000 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education view details
Why Do Rural Primary-Care Physicians Sell Their Practices?
Evaluated why rural primary care physicians sold their practices, based on a survey in five states that looked at changes of ownership during the period from 1995 to 1998. Examined the factors that led independent physicians to sell their practices to either non-local buyers, local hospitals, or local physicians.
Author(s): Jeffrey Stensland, Michelle Brasure, Ira Moscovice Date: 06/2000 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details