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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019
Comment on a September 4, 2018 Federal Register proposed rule revising the physician fee schedule to improve payment systems for physicians and other Medicare Part B revisions.
Author(s): Francis J. Crosson
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Opioid Treatment and Rural Health Clinics
Provides a webinar recording focused on the opioid use disorder crisis and evidence for medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Covers data on the crisis, diagnosis criteria, and medication treatment options. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides
Date: 08/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Rural Hospital-Health Clinic Integration
Provides an overview of the benefits of sharing resources between rural hospitals and clinics. Offers suggestions for federal policy solutions and actions for hospital and health system to deploy.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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2018 Rural Hospital and Clinic Financial Summit Report: Key Financial Success Indicators and Strategies
Identifies the indicators of financial success for hospitals and clinics, provides strategies to transition into value-based payment models, and includes success stories from Summit participants and resources necessary for hospitals and clinics. Includes a table showing Critical Access Hospital financial indicators medians for 2016.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Care Management and Communication-Based Technology Services in RHCs
Provides a webinar recording addressing proposed Medicare regulations for Rural Health Clinics. Addresses proposed payment changes for care management services and telehealth. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 07/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Small Rural Hospital and Clinic Finance 101
Provides a manual with introductory information on healthcare facility finances and payment for state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program personnel, and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) board members.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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The Medicaid Fee-for-Service Provider Payment Process
Outlines Medicaid's fee-for-services (FFS) provider payment process. Details the claims-based submission payment process, as well as additional non-claims-based payment processes. Includes information targeted to Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Rural Health Clinic Participation in the Merit-Based Incentive System and Other Quality Reporting Initiatives: Challenges and Opportunities
Reports on past and current RHC quality reporting initiatives in relation to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Explores options for RHCs to voluntarily participate in MIPS and covers challenges for RHCs participating in quality reporting.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Zachariah Croll, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Network Spotlight: Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization
Highlights an interview with Scott Lilley, the Executive Director of the Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (NeKY RHIO). Describes the development of NeKY RHIO and their work to improve health and safety through the use of health information technology (HIT). Covers the advantages and challenges of working in a rural area, current initiatives, steps taken to address network sustainability, and advice to those developing a rural health network.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Cards
Provides a webinar recording about the new Medicare identifier project that removes social security numbers from beneficiary cards. Addresses how healthcare facilities can prepare for the transition. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 05/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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