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Rural Health
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Recruitment and Retention Planning for Rural Health Networks and Members
Toolkit composed of four main components: a recruitment and retention plan guide, a recruitment and retention assessment, an assessment summary template, and an action plan template. Dynamic documents to help network leaders carry out the planning, preparation, follow-up, and follow-through phases of recruitment and retention efforts in rural healthcare facilities.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Critical Access Hospital Financial Pro Forma for Shared Savings
Excel-based modeling tool designed to help Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) anticipate and analyze the financial impacts of joining a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
Date: 2017
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Critical Access Hospital Financial Pro Forma
Financial modeling resource used to assist rural hospitals in projecting long-term finances under the current Fee-For-Service (FFS)/cost-based reimbursement systems.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Value-Based Care Assessment Tool
Online tool that assesses 121 different value-based care capacities in eight categories, and creates a value-based care readiness report that can be used to support strategic planning. Tool is designed to be used by your healthcare organization's senior leadership team, and takes roughly 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Date: 2015
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Peer Counties Tool
Excel spreadsheet listing groups of counties that are similar on key demographic, social, and economic indicators. Can be used to identify peer counties nationwide appropriate to compare on health factors and outcomes.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Stratis Health 2017 MIPS Estimator
Web-based tool allows providers to calculate a composite Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) score. Presents data submission methods to produce the highest base-line score and enables workflow adjustments to improve patient outcomes.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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MCN Health Network
Service for clinics who serve mobile patients, such as migrant workers. Helps ensure continuity of care and treatment completion by providing comprehensive case management, medical records transfer, and follow up services for mobile patients.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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Retain Your Providers
Calculator designed to help underserved communities estimate employee retention rates, thereby allowing them to determine where to focus retention efforts so that they can meet patient needs and improve staff morale.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: National Health Service Corps
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USAC Rural Health Care Eligible Rural Areas Search
A tool designed to determine if an organization is located in an eligible rural area for Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Rural Health Care Program. Identifies a county by urban, rural or partly rural status as defined by the program rules.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Universal Service Administrative Company
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Medicare Physician Bonus Payment Eligibility Analyzer
Tool to determine if an address is in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) eligible for a Medicare Physician Bonus.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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