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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

NACRHHS Policy Briefs on Telehealth and Intimate Partner Violence
A November 2015 webinar discussing two policy briefs from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, the first on the use of telehealth in rural areas and the second on the impact of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on rural communities. Presented by Committee Chair Ronnie Musgrove; Eugenia (Geni) Cowan, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University, Sacramento; and Karen Madden, Director of the Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health in New York. 35 minutes.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Transcript
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Integrating Health and Human Services in Rural Communities
April 2016 webinar discussing the newly released Rural Services Integration Toolkit, developed by the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Focuses on how services integration can be implemented in your community and provides examples of models, resources, and best practices. Presented by Alycia Bayne, Senior Research Scientist at the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis; Laura Watters, Network Director of Florissa & Day Services; and Cassalyn David, Community-Clinic Linkages Manager for the Mariposa Community Health Center. 60 minutes.
Additional links: PowerPoint Handout
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health IT Playbook
Serves as an online guidebook for healthcare providers on using Health Information Technology (HIT) to its best advantage. Includes discussions on choosing, implementing, and upgrading electronic health records (EHRs), using Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Certified Health IT products, implementing patient engagement via telehealth/telemedicine, quality and security with HIT, and looking at how HIT can connect providers and patients in public health settings. Includes a section on HIT in rural settings.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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Rural Services Integration Toolkit
Resources and information to help rural communities integrate health and human services. Describes a range of different program models for service integration. Identifies evidence-based and promising models that have been implemented in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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AHA Case Studies
A collection of case studies demonstrating community-level innovations and new models of care, payment, and healthcare delivery. Includes rural examples and those focused on serving vulnerable communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
Provides instructions for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) on how to submit claims for chronic care management services according to the RHC All-Inclusive Rate and the FQHC Prospective Payment System, effective January 1, 2016.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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The Freestanding Emergency Department Financial Assessment Strategic Tool (FED FAST)
Provides a means to evaluate the financial feasibility of transforming a rural hospital into a rural freestanding emergency department (RFED) in high, medium, and low volume settings.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Quality Check-Up Tool
Tool used for the self-evaluation of community health programs, for the purpose of promoting quality in mobile health clinics, identifying public health strengths, and identifying quality improvement goals for strategic planning. Defines 5 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 9 aims for public health quality.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Harvard Medical School
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Frontier Extended Stay Clinics (FESC) Demonstration
An overview of a completed CMS demonstration that looked at an enhanced clinic model in frontier areas to address the needs of seriously ill or injured patients who cannot be transferred to a hospital, or who need monitoring and observation for a limited period of time.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration (FCHIP)
An overview of a CMS demonstration to develop and test new models of integrated, coordinated health care in the most sparsely-populated rural counties with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing Medicare expenditures.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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