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Rural Health
Resources by Type: Tool

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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USAC Rural Health Care Eligible Rural Areas Search
Determines if an organization is located in an eligible rural area for Universal Service Administrative Company's (USACs) 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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Rural Graduate Medical Education (GME) Analyzer
Assesses eligibility for rural hospitals interested in starting residency training programs.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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The Freestanding Emergency Department Financial Assessment Strategic Tool (FED FAST)
Provides a means to evaluate the financial feasibility of transforming a rural hospital into a rural freestanding emergency department (RFED) in high, medium, and low volume settings.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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CAH Financial Indicators Primer and Calculator Resources
Introduces the Critical Access Hospital Measurement and Performance Assessment System (CAHMPAS) financial indicators and provides editable templates and calculators CAHs can use to assess their facility's financial performance and compare it to peer facilities.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Quality Check-Up Tool
Tool used for the self-evaluation of community health programs, for the purpose of promoting quality in mobile health clinics, identifying public health strengths, and identifying quality improvement goals for strategic planning. Defines 5 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 9 aims for public health quality.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Harvard Medical School
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ICD-10 Toolkit
Provides guidance and assistance to rural healthcare providers in making the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. This toolkit is designed to be used in conjunction with any coder or physician training that a rural hospital or clinic may be doing.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer
Determines geographic eligibility for Medicare telehealth services. Identifies Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) located in rural census tracts, consistent with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's definition of rural.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing
Provides toolsets for supporting e-prescribing implementation, one for physicians in small practices and one for independent pharmacies. The toolkits offer a step-by-step guide to prepare for and launch an e-prescribing system.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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