COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions, Concerns, and Facilitators Among US Parents of Children Ages 6 Months Through 4 Years
Examines parental intentions to proceed with COVID-19 vaccinations for their children aged 6 months through 4 years and potential concerns or facilitators related to vaccination choices. Surveys 2,031 U.S. adults in February 2022 to see if they definitely or probably will, are unsure if they will, or probably or definitely will not vaccinate their children. Includes demographic breakdowns by parents' gender, race/ethnicity, education, U.S. region, vaccination status, age of children, and metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Aaron M. Scherer, Courtney A. Gidengil, Amber M. Gedlinske, et al. Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(8), e2227437 Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Staffing Hurdles Chip Away at Access to Care
Summarizes the results of a survey of rural hospital leaders between March 2-April 15, 2022. Explores how rural hospitals are navigating COVID-19 vaccination mandates and the continued impact of nurse staffing shortages on the delivery of care. Discusses drivers of nurse turnover at rural hospitals.
Author(s): Michael Topchik, Troy Brown, Melanie Pinette, Billy Balfour Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Chartis Center for Rural Health view details
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 view details
Increasing Access to Routine Child Immunizations: State Approaches for Increasing Pharmacy Enrollment in the VFC Program
Discusses how increasing pharmacy participation in the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) can promote access to childhood vaccinations and reduce disparities. Outlines steps states can take to identify and address barriers to enrollment, including examining reimbursement policies, aligning program requirements with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements, addressing common provider misconceptions about the VFC program, and addressing pediatrician concerns.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy view details
Digging into the Reasons for Puerto Rico's Successful COVID-19 Response
Highlights the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Puerto Rico. Discusses the methods used to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, vaccination efforts, and government messaging, among other factors.
Author(s): Priya Bathija, Julia Resnick Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details