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Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

Building Blocks for Cultural Integration in the Development and Establishment of Rural VA Telemental Health Clinics for Native Veterans
Offers an overview, suggestions, and tips for setting up, operating, and maintaining telemental health clinics for rural Native veterans.
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Illinois Programs Offer Diabetic and Overweight Patients a Fresh Start
Highlights patients at Kirby Medical Group in Monticello, Illinois, who are losing weight and lowering their need for insulin.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telemedicine Reaches Beyond Clinic Walls: Networks Help Extend Access
Discusses how telemedicine can reach patients in nursing homes, prisons, and isolated geographic regions.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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e-Emergency Services Bring Specialists to Rural Patients with the Push of a Button
Highlights Avera eEmergency Services, a hospital-based telemedicine emergency support service available in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Screening Program Designed to Reach Rural Residents of Maine
Reports the findings of a blood pressure (BP) and blood glucose screening program conducted from a mobile van that visited community events in order to bring screening services to rural Mainers.
Author(s): David Harris, Lois Hamel, AbouEl-Makarim Aboueissa, Deborah Johnson
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(3), 1727
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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Modernizing Rural Health Care: Coverage, Quality and Innovation
Examines health needs of rural populations, and how well the health care system addresses them. Presents new data on rural care quality; on the views of people living in rural areas; rural networks; rural telemedicine; and what their physicians see as the major challenges to overcome. This is the sixth in a series of working papers by UnitedHealth Group focusing on health reform topics.
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UnitedHealth Group
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Accountable Care Organizations in California: Programmatic and Legal Considerations
Summarizes discussion on policy and regulatory issues likely to arise in connection with the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), Pioneer Program, and commercial Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in California.
Author(s): William S. Bernstein, Jonah P. B. Frohlich, Francis J. LaPallo, Arun R. Patel, Martin J. Thompson
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Telemedicine Consultation for Emergency Trauma: The 130 Million Square Foot Trauma Room
Describes the implementation and evaluation of a teletrauma network in rural Maine that provides trauma care remotely, improving care outcomes for rural areas.
Author(s): Rafael J. Grossmann Zamora, Barbara Sorondo, Robert Holmberg, Pret Bjorn
Citation: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 96(6), 12-19
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
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Managing the Care of Dual Eligible Beneficiaries: A Review of Selected State Programs and Special Needs Plans
Examines state approaches to managing care for beneficiaries eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits, including Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans. Reviews current programs and planning efforts in Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Vermont, and Virginia. Examines programs to determine how they are working, how they might become more effective, and how to increase their availability. Includes analysis of rural program examples.
Author(s): James M. Verdier, Melanie Au, Jessica Gillooly
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Mathematica Policy Research, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Traverse City, Michigan, June 15-17, 2011
Provides a summary of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' (NACRHHS) 68th meeting, which included discussions on the following topics: rural health in Michigan, the Affordable Care Act's value-based purchasing demonstrations for rural hospitals, primary care training and placement, and aging.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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