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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

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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Mobile Health Map
Provides a map of mobile health clinics across the country, which visually demonstrates the extensive network of communities served by mobile clinics. Offers mobile healthcare providers an online tool for calculating a return on investment (ROI) ratio for their mobile health services.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Mobile Healthcare Association
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Rural Care Coordination Toolkit
Provides supporting resources and best practices designed to help identify and implement a rural care coordination program. Consists of several modules each concentrating on different aspects of care coordination programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer
Determines geographic eligibility for Medicare telehealth services. Identifies Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) located in rural census tracts, consistent with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's definition of rural.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Rural Health Value: Innovations & Demonstrations
Profiles of rural health delivery and finance innovations and summaries of selected rural health demonstration programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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State Delivery System and Payment Reform Map
Identifies states with active Medicaid payments to health homes and medical homes underway and describes the related activities in each state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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CMS Innovation Center
Supports the development, testing and sharing of innovative healthcare payment and service delivery models. Includes data, reports, webinars and forums for sharing knowledge among healthcare innovators, data researchers and policy analysts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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