Rural Health Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics
Health Panel Comment Letter - 2024 Physician Fee Schedule and Medicare Part B Proposed Rule
Comments offered in response to a July 13, 2023, Federal Register proposed rule revising the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Includes discussions on telehealth services, services addressing health-related social needs, advancing access to behavioral health services, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
New Research Shows RHC Program Continues to Grow
Explores trends in the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) landscape between 2020-2022 using data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Quality, Certification, and Oversight Reports (QCOR). Presents data and maps on the number of RHCs that opened, closed, had a CMS Certification Number (CCN) change, and are no longer operating as an RHC by state and free-standing or provider-based status.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: NARHC Research and Education Foundation, National Association of Rural Health Clinics, National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NCAHD) view details
Availability of Primary Care Safety Net Providers in Minoritized Racial/Ethnic Group Areas
Explores the availability of primary care safety net providers - Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) - nationwide across ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) categorized by rurality and racial and ethnic composition in 2020. Provides data on the median distance to any FQHC by ZCTA urban-rural status and minoritized ethnic and racial group (MRG) category, as well as the median distance to an RHC by MRG ZCTA status among rural ZCTAs.
Author(s): Melinda A. Merrell, Whitney E. Zahnd, Gabriel A. Benavidez, et al. Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
Fact sheet providing an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for updates and changes to the Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B issues for calendar year 2024. Covers proposals related to paying separately for Community Health Integration, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Risk Assessment, and Principal Illness Navigation services; telehealth services; mental health visits furnished by Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs); including marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors as eligible for payment at RHCs and FQHCs; and more.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Billing for Telehealth Encounters: An Introductory Guide on Fee-for-Service
Presents an overview of how to bill fee-for-service Medicare and Medicaid for telehealth encounters. Includes information on originating and distant sites, virtual healthcare, and coding telehealth services. Lists types of practice sites, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and implications for billing telehealth services. Provides contact information for Regional Telehealth Research Centers (RTRC).
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center view details
Directory of Mississippi Health Facilities
Directory of Mississippi health facilities with address, phone number, and accreditation status if applicable, current as of July 31, 2023. Includes a list of rural health facilities on pages 87-98.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Directory Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State Department of Health view details
Telehealth in Michigan: Insights and Data for Effective Policymaking
Examines telehealth usage in Michigan for the purpose of policymaking. Evaluates the impact of expanding telehealth in rural Michigan, usage by Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics, broadband, and more. Suggests policy recommendations including for issues in rural telehealth.
Author(s): Chad Ellimoottil, Ziwei Zhu, Xinwei Hi, Monica Van Til Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Ethel & James Flinn Foundation, Michigan Health Endowment Fund view details
Critical Access Hospitals: Views on How Medicare Payment and Other Factors Affect Behavioral Health Services
Provides an overview of how Medicare payment policies for care provided by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Explores how CAHs provide behavioral health services in their communities. Summarizes findings from interviews with officials from 10 CAHs, stakeholder organizations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) regarding how
Medicare payment policies and other factors affect CAHs' ability to provide behavioral health services.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details