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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Clinic & Medicare Patient Characteristics: Review of 2009 Medicare Outpatient Claims Data
Reports on the clinic-level characteristics and geographic distribution of rural health clinics, and overviews the Medicare beneficiaries they served.
Author(s): Andrea D. Radford, Denise A. Kirk, Hilda A. Howard, Mark Holmes
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care Through Technology
Presents insights on establishing a telebehavioral health program shared at a meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Office of Special Health Affairs with participants from HRSA-funded health centers in urban and rural areas.
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Utah Rural Health Plan
Describes Utah's rural healthcare system, the organizations comprising the healthcare safety net, and the environment in which those organizations provide healthcare services. Prioritizes specific rural health issues identified by hospital surveys, health assessments, and interviews with key rural health stakeholders.
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Supporting Health Information Technology Adoption in Federally Qualified Health Centers
Reports that in most states, 90% or more of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) organizations are participating with a Regional Extension Center, which assists providers with the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Compares participation for Rural Health Clinics and for Critical Access and small rural hospitals in Figure 4.
Author(s): Dawn Heisey-Grove, Kellie Hawkins, Emily Jones, Katherine Shanks, Kimberly Lynch
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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NOSORH Cooperative Agreement Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Project Report
Provides an overview of the activities in the second year of National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health's (NOSORHs) cooperative agreement working to build the capacity of State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) to provide technical assistance for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Covers lessons learned and describes future work between NOSORH and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), SORHs, and other partners. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Educational Series.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Medicare Payments & Common Diagnoses: Review of 2009 Medicare Outpatient Claims Data
Presents a summary profile of Medicare billing and reimbursement activity for independent and provider-based Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).
Author(s): Andrea D. Radford, Denise A. Kirk, Hilda A. Howard
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Status of PPS Implementation in the Children's Health Insurance Program, State Policy Report #42
Reviews the progress since Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) prospective payment system (PPS) implementation for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Highlights current efforts at the state level to implement CHIP PPS.
Author(s): Dawn McKinney, Asha Cesar, Adam Sampiev
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Health Center Program: 2011 Grant Award Process Highlighted Need and Special Populations and Merits Evaluation
Examines the actions HRSA has taken to target its grants for new delivery sites to health centers in communities with demonstrated need and the outcome of HRSA's award process in recent years, and the extent to which HRSA-funded health centers collaborate and compete with other health care providers in their service area.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Performance of Rural Health Clinics: An Examination of Efficiency and Medicare Beneficiary Outcomes
Examines the relationship between two aspects of performance, efficiency and effectiveness, and factors that influence variation in Rural Health Clinic (RHC) performance. Includes comparative data on independent and provider-based RHCs for measures on performance and characteristics, such as poverty, mortality rate, region, size, age, and more.
Author(s): Judith Ortiz, Thomas Wan
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(1), 1925
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
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Quality Incentives for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics and Free Clinics: A Report to Congress
Discusses initiatives and incentives that apply to primary care clinics regarding quality of care and the use of health information technology.
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management
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