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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

Provision of Mental Health Services by Critical Access Hospital-Based Rural Health Clinics
Examines the extent to which Critical Access Hospital (CAH)-based Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) provide mental health services. Describes the characteristics and staffing patterns of CAH-based RHCs that offer these services. Explores challenges of providing mental health services at RHCs and strategies for integrating mental health and primary care services.
Author(s): John Gale, Zacharia Croll, Nathan First, Sara Kahn-Troster
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Making Telehealth Flexibilities Permanent: Legislation or Regulation?
Provides an overview of telehealth flexibilities that were initiated in response to COVID-19, and what legislation or regulatory changes are necessary for the changes to become permanent.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for State Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Agencies
Highlights recommendations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for state Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information regarding the use of telehealth by Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Details on HHS' Distribution of Emergency Funds to Hospitals with High COVID-19 Admissions and Rural Providers
Provides an overview of the methodologies the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will use to distribute COVID-19 related funding to hospitals with high numbers of COVID-19 admissions, rural hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and health centers. Includes a comparison of the terms of conditions of the different CARES Act funding programs.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics (MARHC) - COVID-19 Resources for RHCs
Provides resources to help Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) address the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes news and funding updates, information on obtaining financial assistance, telehealth guidance, highlights from National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) webinars, and more.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Medicaid: State Views on Program Administration Challenges
Describes four federal Medicaid policies that pose barriers to effective program administration. Highlights the requirement for states to pay Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) under the prospective payment system as a challenge for states. Identifies three issues for federal policymakers to consider when addressing these administrative challenges.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Wilson Medical Center Implements Creative Care Alternatives to Address COVID-19
Describes Wilson Medical Center's implementation of curbside and telehealth services in response to COVID-19 in rural Kansas. Offers lessons learned from the transition to alternative solutions and future goals for adapting healthcare services as needed.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Surviving COVID-19 as a Rural Health Clinic: New Federal Policies & Programs to Help Keep Your Clinic Open
Webinar recording providing an in-depth presentation on the federal initiatives supporting Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) during the COVID-19 pandemic given by the National Association of Rural Health Clinics' Bill Finerfrock, Executive Director and Nathan Baugh, Director of Government Relations.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Date: 04/2020
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Crosswalk: CMS Interim Final Rule & Published CMS Guidances
Provides an overview of key provisions in the March 2020 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' interim final rule on telehealth policy and related, previously issued guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Covers coding issues and expansion of telehealth in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), among other topics.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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North Dakota CAHs, RHCs, and FQHCs, 2020
Map of North Dakota delineating counties and showing the locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and referral centers.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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