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Resources by Type: Presentation Slides

Accessing Behavioral Health Services in Rural Communities
Presentation slides discussing the affordability and availability of behavioral health services in rural communities. Covers examples in the evolution of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 11/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Aging in Rural America: Transportation: A Rural Imperative
Presentation slides discuss aging and rural transportation from the 2017 GIA annual conference. Includes presentations by Rural Philanthropic Analysis at Campbell University, the National Aging & Disability Transportation Center, the Maricopa Association of Governments, and NORC’s Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis.
Author(s): Allen Smart, Carol Wright Kenderdine, Amy St. Peter, Alana Knudson
Date: 10/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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Leveraging Policy Changes to Improve Rural Health
Discusses different areas of U.S. healthcare policy and how they affect healthcare delivery in rural areas. Focuses on payment policy and rural primary care. Slides from a presentation at the 2017 National Organization of State Office of Rural Health Annual Meeting.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 09/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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Building Capacity for Value
Slides from a presentation at the Missouri Rural Health Conference describing the evolution of value-based care, including specifics on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) transformation initiatives. Also describes the characteristics of high performance rural healthcare systems, and provides tools and recommendations for achieving value-based healthcare transformation in rural settings.
Author(s): Karla Weng
Date: 08/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Understanding and Facilitating Rural Health Transformation
Explores healthcare value in regard to payment systems, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and how both fit into rural healthcare. Compares the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) with current and alternate payment models. Slides from a presentation at the 2017 Georgia Center for Rural Health Annual Meeting.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney
Date: 08/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Telemedicine & Telehealth Update
Slides from a presentation outlining the benefits associated with delivering rural and remote healthcare services in Kansas via telehealth. Primary focus is on telehospice services and enhancing care through Project ECHO.
Author(s): Eve-Lynn Nelson
Date: 08/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Telehealth Resource Center
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Aging in Rural America: Overlooked Needs, Quiet Strength
Slides from a July 31, 2017 presentation highlighting the work of Grantmakers in Aging through its rural aging initiative. Includes tips for successful rural aging projects.
Author(s): Cindy Padilla
Date: 07/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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Pathways to Locally Based Integrated Health Care
Presentation slides by Keith Mueller from the 15th Annual Western Region Flex Conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Includes a discussion of the growth of primary care in rural communities as a delivery system for integrated health care, allowing connection to services elsewhere. Provides information on Medicare Payment systems, ACOs in the Western region, public versus private policy trajectories, CAH value messages, and inpatient care alternatives.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Disrespect of Our Elders: Elder Abuse in Indian Country
Recorded webinar discussing the different types of abuse inflicted on Native American elders. Identifies examples of physical, mental, sexual, and spiritual abuse, among others. Presents several resources for tribes to use in combating the problem and to aid healthcare providers in screening for abuse.
Additional links: Brief, Presentation Slides
Author(s): Jacque Gray
Date: 05/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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The Road to Value-based Care: Where are We?
Presentation slides by Keith Mueller for the NRHA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Discusses the Rural Health Value Project, initiated in 2013, and how it has progressed in the years since. Includes examples of innovative approaches, models and strategies, and resources to support continued innovation, with specific examples provided to demonstrate Critical Access Hospital (CAH) value.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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