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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

SHIP Hospital Resources
Resources for hospitals related to value-based purchasing, Accountable Care Organizations, and payment bundling. Developed for hospitals participating in the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Tribal Members Access Care and Address Health Problems
Highlights the Coharie Health Access, Improvement and Awareness Project, established by the Coharie Indian Tribe, and designed to increase access to healthcare and promote health literacy among tribal members. Details methods of healthcare delivery and services provided over the project's two-year period.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Native Americans
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Chronic Disease in Rural America Topic Guide
Provides resources and information on the impact of chronic disease in rural areas, as well as prevention and treatment strategies. Highlights specific chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, arthritis, and HIV/AIDS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Case Study: Partnership Enables Hospital to Provide Local Access to 24-Hour Health Care Through Telemedicine
Shares the approach of Seward, Nebraska-based Memorial Health Care Systems' "convenience campaign," which focuses on using technology to meet the needs of a younger-than-average patient base. Discusses building partnerships and utilizing new technologies to improve healthcare accessibility through same-day clinics, online communications, and 24/7 virtual care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Care Management Medicare Reimbursement Strategies for Rural Providers
Information for rural healthcare providers on Medicare billing codes for services to keep beneficiaries healthy and better coordinate services to support beneficiaries at home. Addresses Annual Wellness Visits, Chronic Care Management, and Transitional Care Management.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, Rural Health Information Hub
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National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Health Division
Provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and resource development for governors and their staff on a wide range health-related policy issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association
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Hospital Spotlights
Features small rural hospitals from across the country, highlighting how they successfully implemented best practices to improve performance and adopted transition strategies to prepare for population health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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MCN Health Network
Service for clinics who serve mobile patients, such as migrant workers. Helps ensure continuity of care and treatment completion by providing comprehensive case management, medical records transfer, and follow up services for mobile patients.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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Primary Care Innovations and PCMH Map
Interactive map of the U.S. showing public and commercial programs using patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) and enhanced primary care teams to improve healthcare delivery. Map can be toggled between national, state, and list view, and also provides a description of each program. Programs can be narrowed by using "rural" as a keyword when in list view.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
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Organized, Evidence-Based Care: Oral Health Integration
Provides tools to support the integration of oral healthcare into primary care practice. Includes a guide with topics focusing on screening for oral health risk factors and disease, the development of preventive interventions, the role of health information technology, staffing options, collecting data for quality improvement, and case examples of oral healthcare integration in rural primary care settings.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
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