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Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

Being Connected is the Key to "Survival of the Fittest" for HIV-Positive Women
Highlights a Texas program which is helping rural HIV-positive women face the challenges of their disease through a team approach.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Integrated Care Management in Rural Communities
Reviews the opportunities and challenges reform initiatives under the Affordable Care Act present for rural communities. Assesses 4 types of organizational models for delivering integrated care management, including long-term services and support. Each model has different strengths and drawbacks, weighing for and against implementation in rural areas.
Author(s): Eileen Griffin, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Integrated Care for Older Adults in Rural Communities
Assesses four types of organizational models for delivering integrated physical, behavioral health services, and long term services and supports to rural older adults. Each model has different strengths and drawbacks, weighing for and against implementation in rural areas. Reports that introducing an integrated care model in a rural community requires an investment in building relationships with local providers and adapting to local culture and services.
Author(s): Eileen Griffin, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Project ECHO: Bridging the Gap in Health Care for Rural and Underserved Communities
Discusses the Project ECHO model and how it allows physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians to jointly manage complex illness and promotes the use of best practices in care, while enabling patients to receive treatment in their rural communities.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Medicare Accountable Care Organizations: Program Eligibility, Beneficiary Assignment, and Quality Measures
Discusses the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) eligibility, participation requirements, beneficiary assignment processes, and quality measures to assist rural providers considering Accountable Care Organization (ACO) formation.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller, Xi Zhu, Thomas Vaughn
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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California State Health Care Innovation Plan
Describes California's plan to reform their healthcare system to meet the Triple Aim of better health, better healthcare, and lower costs. Discusses the proposed payment and delivery system initiatives supporting team-based care with a focus on maternity care, health homes, palliative care, and accountable care communities. Addresses the needed building blocks to support health, healthcare transformation, and payment reform including workforce training, health information technology technical assistance and research, development of cost and quality reporting systems, and payment reform.
Additional links: Appendices
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health and Human Services Agency
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Blueprint for Community Paramedicine Programs Especially for EMS Agencies
Describes implementation of a Community Paramedicine program in Abbeville, South Carolina, and identifies ways that emergency medical technicians can expand their roles in order to bridge healthcare gaps in rural areas. Includes strategies for program promotion and evaluation.
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
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Realizing Rural Care Coordination: Considerations and Action Steps for State Policy-Makers
Identifies action steps and policy considerations for coordinating care in rural areas based on the experiences of six states: Colorado, Alabama, New Mexico, Montana, Vermont, and North Carolina.
Author(s): Michael Stanek, Carrie Hanlon, Tess Shiras
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Seizing the Opportunity: Early Medicaid Health Home Lessons
Compiles findings and discussion from states who were early adopters of health homes in urban and rural settings. Provides recommendations for states wanting to develop health home programs.
Author(s): Kathy Moses, Brianna Ensslin
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Profiles of Medicaid Outreach and Enrollment Strategies: Using Text Messaging to Reach and Enroll Uninsured Individuals into Medicaid and CHIP
Discusses how mobile technology can be used more effectively to reach and enroll more individuals in Medicaid and CHIP. Discusses opportunity for use of text message strategies in rural America with high cell phone ownership rates.
Author(s): Alexandra Gates, Jessica Stephens, Samantha Artiga
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured
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