Rural Health Resources by Topic: Service delivery models
Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives for Rural Providers
Summarizes rural-relevant, value-based programs currently or recently implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the CMS Innovation Center. Designed to help rural healthcare leaders identify HHS value-based programs that are suitable for rural participation. Contains descriptions of each demonstration and provides direct links to the corresponding agency web page.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Use of Telemedicine and Quality of Care Among Medicare Enrollees With Serious Mental Illness
Examines telemedicine use during the COVID-19 pandemic among Medicare beneficiaries with mental illness. Analyzes levels of telemental use by mental health practices who saw patients with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder the year before the COVID-19 pandemic and during the first pandemic year. Discusses patient outcomes and quality of care as correlated with telemental use, with data broken down according to practice characteristics and patient demographics, including rurality.
Author(s): Andrew D. Wilcock, Haiden A. Huskamp, Alisa B. Busch, et al. Citation: JAMA Health Forum, 4(10) Date: 10/2023 Type: Document view details
Health Panel Comment Letter – Encouraging Rural Participation in Population-Based Total Cost of Care Models
Offers comments in response to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Request for Information regarding rural participation in
population-based total cost of care models. Covers considerations for determining the most relevant definition of rural, barriers that impact rural providers' participation in alternative payment models (APMs), service delivery models and resources that are effective in encouraging value-based care (VBC)
transformation in rural areas, and more.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
Data Element Identification and Data Collection Procedures for the HRSA Direct-to-Consumer Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program
Provides an overview of the development of a common set of data elements to evaluate the Office of the Advancement of Teleheath's Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program, which aims to build an evidence base for telehealth in rural settings. Outlines 27 patient-level, encounter-level, and outcome data elements on patients who receive direct-to-consumer telehealth services and a comparable group
of patients who receive in-person services. Describes data collection and management procedures.
Author(s): Marcia M. Ward, Kimberly Merchant, Fred Ullrich, et al. Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Telehealth Research Center view details
Leveraging Connected Care Strategies to Expand Rural Access to Healthcare
Recorded video that features a conversation focused on connected healthcare, healthcare access, and the digital divide in rural areas. Discusses the future of virtual care to improve access for rural communities and strategies to alleviate barriers to connected healthcare.
Author(s): Jared Antczak Date: 10/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Xtelligent Healthcare Media view details
Use of Prenatal Telehealth in the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines the use of telehealth for prenatal appointments during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizes Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data to analyze 12,073 respondents who gave birth between June and December 2020, with data broken down according to insurance type, race/ethnicity, marital status, age, health conditions, and rurality.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Gourevitch, Amylee Anyoha, Mir M. Ali, Priscilla Novak Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(10) Date: 10/2023 Type: Document view details
Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems Program: Services, Funding, and Oversight
Provides an overview of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems Program, which is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and aims to improve access to services for Native Hawaiians living in Hawaii. Describes the provision of culturally sensitive services, the size and other characteristics of the programs, how Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems Program funds are awarded, and how HRSA oversees the program. Includes a snapshot of each of the five Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Rural Health Policy for the Next Decade: Changes are Upon Us
Presentation slides that discuss the future of rural health policy, with a focus on the comprehensive community wealth approach, healthcare modalities and sites of care, and healthcare payment models, including Medicare Advantage.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller Date: 10/2023 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organizations: Iowa College of Public Health, Rural Policy Research Institute view details