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Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19
Identifies federal services and supports to address the longer-term effects of COVID-19, including Long COVID and related conditions, mental health and substance use challenges, and bereavement. Includes healthcare facilities and a wide range of services that can help meet these needs in rural and tribal communities.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
Provides an overview of waived Medicare regulations in response to COVID-19. Lists waivers that impact all types of providers, including Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, and others. Identifies waivers that have been terminated or have termination dates announced. Covers information on changes to telemedicine and quality improvement programs.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing
Addresses issues related to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) billing during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Covers COVID-19 test specimen collection, diagnostic laboratory services, hospital services, ambulance services, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), telehealth, skilled nursing facility services, home health, vaccination, and other services.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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U.S. States and Territories Modifying Requirements for Telehealth in Response to COVID-19
State-by-state list with brief descriptions of changes in licensure policy for telehealth professionals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes links to relevant official declarations and press releases.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federation of State Medical Boards
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Advancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care: A Toolkit for States
Designed to help states leverage their Medicaid managed care contracts and request for proposals (RFPs) to advance primary care innovation (PCI). Outlines strategies for states to conceptualize and design advanced primary care core functions and use managed care contract levers to drive uptake and spread. Provides examples of state approaches, with rural considerations, for identifying and addressing social determinants of health, integrating behavioral healthcare, developing team-based care, implementing technology to improve access, and more.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2021
Detailed descriptions of 20 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2021. Reports on each grantee's network infrastructure development, plans for sustaining the network after the grant, and program activities addressing topics such as integrated service delivery, creating efficiencies, integrating health services, chronic disease management, and care coordination. Grantee profiles identify the geographic areas served, network partners, and primary contact person.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Expanding Access to Substance Use Services and Mental Health Care for People with HIV in Alabama, a Technology Readiness Assessment Using a Mixed Methods Approach
Results of a study exploring opportunities for enhanced substance use disorder and mental health screening using electronic patient reported outcomes and telehealth at 5 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded clinics in Alabama. Features a county-level map showing HIV prevalence in Alabama in 2019.
Author(s): Ellen F. Eaton, Kaylee Burgan, Greer McCollum, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 22(1), 919
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Contraceptive Care Service Provision via Telehealth Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic at Rural and Urban Federally Qualified Health Centers in 2 Southeastern States
Explores a study on the use of telehealth by Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to provide contraceptive services during the COVID-19 pandemic in Alabama and South Carolina. Breaks down data by clinic accessibility and services offered, type of contraceptives provided, and rural versus urban location, among other factors.
Author(s): Kate Beatty, Michael G. Smith, Amal J. Khoury, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Telehealth at the Crossroads Conference 2022
Video recordings of presentations at the TexLa Telehealth Resource Center's 2022 annual Telehealth at the Crossroads Conference. Topics include telemedicine's role in addressing health disparities, telehealth utilization among vulnerable populations, digital health equity, and more.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
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Telehealth Strategies for the Delivery of Maternal Healthcare
Presents a rapid review of studies published since 2015 on the use of telehealth for maternal care, highlighting findings related to clinical outcomes, maternal and obstetric health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and other measures. Discusses maternal telehealth's potential as a supplement and as a replacement for in-person care.
Author(s): Amy G. Cantor, Rebecca M. Jungbauer, Annette M. Totten, et al.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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