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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

NACRHHS Policy Brief on Modernizing the Rural Health Clinic Act Provisions
Webinar recording discusses the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) on proposed enhancements to the Rural Health Clinic Services Act. Features presentations from the NACRHHS Executive Secretary and representatives of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the Maine Rural Health Research Center, and the Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 03/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care
Profile of a rural health system, Western Wisconsin Health (WWH), and its work to deliver behavioral health services. Provides an overview of how behavioral health providers and services were integrated with primary care, with a cultural change to focus on whole-person care. Includes information on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for the behavioral health services provided at WWH's Rural Health Clinic. Discusses how WWH behavioral health providers offer telehealth services to other rural areas of Wisconsin.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Care Management Services in Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs): Frequently Asked Questions
Provides general information about care management services, specific program requirements, detailed descriptions of billing, claims processing, and payment rules, and requirements for people who are considered part of a care management team.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Access to Care: Populations in Counties with No FQHC, RHC, or Acute Care Hospital
Findings brief focusing on the 3 main facility types providing primary care in rural areas and examining how many people will likely have limited access to primary care based on their locations. Includes statistics on numbers of people living in counties without these facilities, with breakdowns by 9 census divisions.
Author(s): Meagan Clawar, Randy Randolph, Kristie Thompson, George H. Pink
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Colorado: Rural Health Facilities within County Designations, 2018
Identifies Colorado counties by rural, urban, and frontier designations and the location of Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Medicare Benefit Policy Manual: Chapter 13 - Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Services
Current regulations, as of January 9, 2018, regarding Medicare payment policies for Rural Health Clinics (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC).
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Modernizing Rural Health Clinic Provisions
Reviews Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) statutory authorization and current regulations to identify areas for improvement to meet the current and future healthcare needs. Includes recommendations regarding payment options, program support, services offered, workforce issues, and law requirements.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
Printable map that shows the location of RHCs nationwide by state. Data source: HRSA Data Warehouse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 2017.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Georgia Rural Health Clinics (RHC)
Map showing locations of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) by county in Georgia.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Meeting Minutes, Boise, Idaho, September 11-13, 2017
Details the 82nd meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS), which was held in Boise, Idaho. Meeting focuses on suicide prevention and the issues facing RHCs in rural America.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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