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Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model
Provides information on a rural-focused CMS initiative that will test whether upfront investments, predictable capitated payments, and operational and regulatory flexibilities will enable rural healthcare providers to improve access to high-quality care and reduce costs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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COVID-19 Guidance for Community Providers
Highlights guidance and support for community providers caring for veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses care specifically for COVID-19 and general care during the pandemic. Includes training and best practices for clinicians.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Rural Community Paramedicine Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop community paramedicine programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker
Summarizes telehealth utilization changes nationally and across four U.S. census regions on a monthly and yearly basis. Provides an overview of the top five telehealth diagnostic categories, mental health telehealth diagnoses, and telehealth specialties; age distribution; and telehealth's percentage of medical claim lines. Updated monthly.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: FAIR Health
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Telehealth.HHS.gov
Features information about U.S. government efforts to support and promote telehealth services, including information on how to start a telehealth program, billing and reimbursement, and policy. Includes links to toolkits and resources on behavioral health, maternal health, training and workforce development, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Allied Health Workforce Projections, 2016-2030: Community Health Workers
Offers demand projections for community health workers (CHWs) from 2016-2030, using data from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Health Workforce Simulation Model. Includes projected statistics for various care coordination scenarios, including a rural healthcare scenario.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Rural Health in America: How Shifting Populations Leave People Behind
Infographic focused on rural demographics and population trends, health workforce challenges, and initiatives that seek to improve healthcare access in rural communities.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation
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AHA's Rural Podcast Series
Podcast episodes highlighting rural health challenges and models for addressing those challenges. Includes "Community Cornerstones: Conversations with Rural Hospitals in America" and "AHA's Rural Report Podcast Series," based on the 2019 American Hospital Association publication Rural Report: Challenges Facing Rural Communities and the Roadmap to Ensure Local Access to High-Quality, Affordable Care. Also offers podcast episodes related to rural COVID-19.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Critical Access Hospital Telehealth Services in Oregon
Mapping system highlights Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) telehealth services in the state of Oregon. Details both the facilities and the area of service.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Community Health Needs Assessments & Improvement Plans
Features a series of county-level maps detailing information about Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs). Lists the hospitals, local public health authorities, and coordinated care organizations for each county, as well as the last time a CHNA and/or a CHIP was completed for each.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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