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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Policy

State Health Facts: Medicaid Benefits
Presents state-by-state information on Medicaid benefits. Lists coverage for services provided at hospitals, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and other facilities. Also covers dental health, mental health, long-term care, transportation, and other services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Journal of Rural Health
Quarterly, peer-reviewed publication of the National Rural Health Association. Includes original research on rural health topics, case studies, articles on rural policy issues, and more. Subscription required.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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IHS Fact Sheets
Offers information on specific healthcare topics concerning American Indians and Alaska Natives. Covers health disparities, IHS programs, health services, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Public Health Service Act, Section 330
Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act defines the requirements for Health Centers. Title 42 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 6A is the Public Health Service Act, and section 254b is the equivalent of Section 330 of the PHS Act.
Type: Document
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State Health Facts
Contains state-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more. Includes individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 485: Subpart F, Conditions of Participation: Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
Sets forth the conditions that a hospital must meet to be designated as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH).
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CMS Critical Access Hospitals Center
Presents regulations and notices, press releases, program memorandums, and other information from CMS related to the Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Center Program Policies
Links to current Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Program Information Notices (PINs) defining policies and procedures Section 330 funded health center grantees must follow, and provides links to Program Assistance Letters (PALs) summarizing program activities, newly enacted laws, and final regulations of interest to health centers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Federal Register
Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Provides access to information about federal benefits and opportunities for funding.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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Social Security Act, Section 1905 (l): Definitions
Definitions of terms used in the Social Security Act related to Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Document
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