Proposed CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Fact Sheet
Fact sheet covering Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed policy changes for 2024 outlined in the proposed calendar year (CY) 2024 Physician Fee Schedule. Covers eligible services that can be delivered by telehealth, remote monitoring services, physician supervision, diabetes self-management training (DSMT), and more.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center view details
The EMS and Community Paramedic Workforces Respond to COVID-19
Results of a study in which 17 key informant experts shared their perspectives on how the emergency medical services (EMS) and community paramedicine (CP) workforces responded to COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic. Also describes how the pandemic has affected EMS and CP. Features statistics on participant characteristics, with breakdowns by rural and urban locations.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Marieke S. van Eijk, Samantha W. Pollack, Benjamin A. Stubbs, Christopher Hanson Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Rural Training in Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowships
Highlights a study on access to rural-focused family medicine obstetrics (FM OB) fellowships for family medicine residency graduates. Explores the availability of rural-specific FM OB fellowships and the challenges programs face in providing rurally-oriented training to family medicine physicians. Breaks down data by fellowship type, training curriculum, and rurality of location, among other measures.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
Access to Maternity Providers: Midwives and Birth Centers
Provides an overview of the role of certified nurse-midwives and birth centers in Medicaid and how beneficiaries use these services. Describes policy issues and barriers to expanding access to midwives and birth centers, including payment policies; contracting with managed care organizations; licensure, certification, and accreditation; scope of practice; and limited supply. Includes rural considerations throughout.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission view details
Rural Versus Urban Family Medicine Residency Scope of Training and Practice
Compares rural and urban residency programs related to graduates' perceptions of preparation for practice as well as postgraduation scope of practice (SOP). Examines 6,483 physicians surveyed 3 years after residency graduation and 44,325 physicians surveyed every 7 to 10 years after certification. Provides data on rural versus urban residency graduates and discusses differences in graduates' experiences by residency location.
Author(s): Samantha W. Pollack, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Lars Peterson, et al. Citation: Family Medicine, 55 Date: 01/2023 Type: Document view details
State Strategies to Support the Future of the Primary Care Physician and Nursing Workforce
Discusses primary care physician and nursing workforce challenges, including the shortage of these providers in rural and underserved areas. Describes policies and strategies implemented by states to address these challenges. Offers resources for states, health systems, and academic institutions exploring innovative strategies to address healthcare workforce challenges.
Author(s): Elaine Chhean, Anita Cardwell, Lauren Block, Sarah Tocher Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy view details
Dental Therapy Resource Guide
Describes the role of dental therapists in expanding access to dental health care in rural and underserved communities. Outlines the status of state laws and regulations regarding dental therapy education and practice as of August 2021. Compares the scope of practice of dental therapists to other dental care providers.
Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers view details