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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

Collaboration and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
Provides non-FQHC health care providers, including Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), with an understanding of motivating factors for FQHCs to expand the number of service sites and provide non-FQHC reimbursed services, such as laboratory and other diagnostic services.
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stroudwater Associates
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Olympic Physicians Case Study: Rural Health IT: Clinic in Washington State Uses EHR System to Improve Care Coordination
Describes how physicians in Olympic, WA developed an EHR system to improve patient care coordination within the rural health IT setting's local referral network.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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Oregon Federally Certified Rural Health Clinics, 2011
Discusses results of a survey of Oregon Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Includes data on staffing, financial issues, and use of technology.
Author(s): Sarah D. Young, Justin Valley, Troy Soenen, Jo Johnson, Emerson Ong
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Psychiatrists Offer "Face-to-Face" Sessions Via Technology in Washington State
Describes the San Juan County Telepsychiatry Project, which allows patients to speak with psychiatrists without having to take a ferry or drive to the mainland.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Safety Net Activities of Independent Rural Health Clinics
Explores to what extent independent Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are serving a safety net role and whether the proximity of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) affects that role.
Additional links: Policy Brief: Are Rural Health Clinics Part of the Rural Safety Net?
Author(s): David Hartley, John A. Gale, Al Leighton, Stuart Bratesman
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Payment Reform: Creating a Sustainable Future for Medicaid
Promotes the ability of Medicaid to buy cost-effective, quality healthcare in acute and long-term care settings. Discusses opportunities for Medicaid payment reform, challenges in implementing payment reforms, and state and federal policy changes to address reform.
Author(s): Deborah Bachrach
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Supports and Services: Snapshots of Innovation
Identifies high-quality and cost-effective strategies for urban and rural areas to address clinical and long-term support and service needs of Medicaid beneficiaries. Discusses reimbursement issues for telehealth services in rural areas.
Author(s): Gretchen Engquist, Cyndy Johnson, William Courtland Johnson
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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The Provision of Mental Health Services by Rural Health Clinics
Reports on a study that examined changes in the delivery of mental health services by RHCs, operational characteristics of these services, barriers and challenges experienced by RHCs, and policy options to encourage more RHCs to deliver mental health services.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Barbara Shaw, David Hartley, Stephenie Loux
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Encouraging Rural Health Clinics to Provide Mental Health Services
Examines changes in the delivery of mental health services by Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), their operational characteristics, barriers to the development of services, and policy options to encourage more RHCs to deliver mental health services.
Author(s): John Gale, David Hartley, Barbara Shaw, Stephanie Loux
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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The Sustainability of Rural Community Health Service Providers
Describes the role that Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers play within Pennsylvania's healthcare delivery system. Addresses their sustainability in terms of finances, ability to meet community health needs, and their ability to recruit and retain providers.
Author(s): Linda K. Kanzleiter, Myron R. Schwartz, Hleziphi Naomie Nyanungo
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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