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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

Characteristics and Roles of Rural Health Clinics in the United States: A Chartbook
Offers a comprehensive picture of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program and the operations of RHCs. Covers characteristics of RHCs, staffing and recruitment, location, and more.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Implementing Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Systems in Rural Health Clinics: Clinic and State Agency Responses
Assesses Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and their compliance with Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) requirements.
Author(s): Astrid Knott, Karen Travers
Date: 08/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Trends in Special Medicare Payments and Service Utilization for Rural Areas in the 1990s
Presents the findings of an analysis of payment trends for providers qualifying under Medicare special payment provisions for rural providers. Covers payment trends for rural hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and physicians.
Author(s): Donna O. Farley, Lisa R. Shugarman, Pat Taylor, et al.
Date: 06/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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A Targeted Look at the Rural Health Care Safety Net
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Discusses the safety net, the web of professionals and institutions that provide care to the poor and uninsured regardless of ability of pay. Also covers key safety net programs under the purview of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Its findings fall into three categories: ensuring access to hospital services, ensuring access to primary care, and maintaining an adequate workforce.
Date: 04/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Rural Populations and Health Care Providers: A Map Book
A collection of maps showing the geographic distribution of rural populations and the healthcare providers that serve them.
Author(s): Randy K. Randolph, Katherine Gaul, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Date: 2002
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington DC, February 4-6, 2001
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services meeting that covered the following topics: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy update, Medicare reform, and community health centers and rural health clinics.
Date: 02/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Rural Health Clinics: Rising Program Expenditures Not Focused on Improving Care in Isolated Areas
A review of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program. Examined whether the RHC program provides primary care access to Medicare and Medicaid recipients who otherwise would not have it. Also looked at controls in place for payments to RHCs from Medicare and Medicaid.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 02/1997
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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HRSA Map Tool
A map-based interface for viewing a variety of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) programs and grant awards, as well as supporting data from other sources. Under the Special Initiatives section in Sites/Areas, you can display rural health areas, border counties, and the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Initiative region. Other items available to map include health workforce shortage areas, healthcare facility locations, and poverty data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Ohio Governor's Certified Shortage Areas
Identifies Ohio counties and areas designated as Governor's Certified Shortage Areas, which are considered underserved for the purpose of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) development.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio State Office of Rural Health
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CMS-Approved Accrediting Organizations Contacts for Prospective Clients
Lists accrediting organizations approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Includes details on which types of programs each organization accredits, such as Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, and provides contact information.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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