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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

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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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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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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