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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

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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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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