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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants (QPs) Methodology Fact Sheet: Medicare Option 2019 Performance Period
Explains the methods used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine if clinicians participating in the Medicare Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), a track of the Quality Payment Program, are eligible as Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants (QPs), or partial QPs for the 2019 performance period. This includes eligible clinicians who receive payments for Medicare Part B services furnished at Method II Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), or Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates
Discusses barriers to vaccination in rural areas and strategies to improve vaccination rates. Features efforts in a Louisiana Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and in rural Kentucky high schools that are increasing vaccination rates.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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RHC - Becoming a Primary Care Medical Home
Provides a webinar recording discussing how a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) can become a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Presentation focuses on one RHC in the Mississippi Delta that became both a PCMH and an Accountable Care Organization and details the challenges and benefits of the transition. Includes an audio recording, slides, and a webinar transcript. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 08/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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The Evolving Policy Landscape of Telehealth Services Delivered in the Home and Other Nonclinical Settings
Issue brief identifying key findings for state officials considering adopting new policies for home-based telehealth services. Describes Medicaid and Medicare coverage for telehealth services, including those provided in rural and Health Professional Shortage Areas, Critical Access Hospitals, and Rural Health Clinics.
Author(s): Brittany Lazur, Andrea Bennett, Valerie King
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Addressing Rural Hospital Closures Through Infrastructure Reform
Provides a historical overview of rural Medicare reimbursement and provider designations and discusses their impact on hospital closures. Supports changing the rural health infrastructure to provide more flexibility for rural hospitals and to emphasize primary care and emergency care access.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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A Rural Hospital Guide to Improving Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
A guide for rural hospital leaders, Rural Health Clinics, and their partners to help them understand rural chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) services and adopt best practices for COPD diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care. Addresses rural COPD prevalence and services, clinical diagnosis and treatment, service models, care management, technologies, and community support services. Includes considerations for implementing a pulmonary rehab program, roles and staffing needed, and basic billing and coding.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rural Health Clinic Cost Reporting
Provides webinar recording focused on cost reporting for rural health clinics. Addresses specific regulations for Medicare, differences between provider-based and independent RHCs, and filling out specific spreadsheets and forms. Includes an audio recording, slides, and a webinar transcript.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 07/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in New Jersey
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Rhode Island
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Delaware
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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