Care Coordination Comparative Matrix
Identifies rural health networks that are developing or implementing value-based models and recaps brief interviews with the network leaders that are implementing or developing care coordination initiatives. The matrix allows rural health networks to share features and lessons learned through the process of implementing the care coordination programs with one another.
Date: 08/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation: Model Design and Model Pre-Test Evaluation Report
Reports on the experiences of 19 states that received federal support to work on state health care innovation plans focused on developing innovative healthcare delivery and payment models. Discusses rural concerns in these states, as well as strategies to address rural healthcare needs. Some topics addressed include patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, workforce, broadband access, electronic health record adoption, and telehealth.
Date: 07/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International view details
MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System, June 2014
Includes chapters on synchronizing Medicare policy across payment models; improving risk adjustment; measuring quality of care; financial assistance for low-income beneficiaries; per beneficiary payment for primary care; site-neutral payments for select conditions treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities; and measuring the effects of medication adherence for the Medicare population. Mentions rural throughout.
Date: 06/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
California State Health Care Innovation Plan
Describes California's plan to reform their healthcare system to meet the Triple Aim of better health, better healthcare, and lower costs. Discusses the proposed payment and delivery system initiatives supporting team-based care with a focus on maternity care, health homes, palliative care, and accountable care communities. Addresses the needed building blocks to support health, healthcare transformation, and payment reform including workforce training, health information technology technical assistance and research, development of cost and quality reporting systems, and payment reform.
Date: 03/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: California Health and Human Services Agency view details
The Future of the Frontier Extended Stay Clinic
Describes the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
(CMS) Frontier Extended Stay Clinic (FESC) demonstration
project. Identifies the successes and challenges, and
discusses the financial sustainability of the FESC model.
Includes policy recommendations and lessons learned.
Author(s): Susan Wilger, Saskia Van Hecke Date: 02/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
Indian Health Service: Opportunities May Exist to Improve the Contract Health Services Program
Examines the challenges involved with timely payments from
the Indian Health Service's (IHS) Contract Health Services
Program for the care of American Indians and Alaska
Natives. Covers IHS's performance measures and other
factors that impact the length of time between the
provision of healthcare services and IHS Contract Health
Services Program reimbursements to providers.
Date: 12/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details