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Factors Affecting the Development of Medicaid Hospital Payment Policies: Findings from Structured Interviews in Five States
Study examining Medicaid hospital payment policies with a focus on factors affecting payment mix and structure, the impact of state policies and financing methods, how states target hospital services or types such as rural hospitals, barriers to and drivers of change to payment methods, and more. Focuses on five states that made or are making significant hospital policy changes: Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, and Virginia. Appendix B includes state profiles.
Author(s): Thomas Marks, Kathy Gifford, Steven Perlin, Melisa Byrd, Timothy Beger
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Closing the Gap on Dental HPSAs: Louisiana Oral Health Workforce Assessment
Discusses findings and offers recommendations from an oral health workforce needs assessment in Louisiana. Highlights the state oral health status of children and adults, access to care, and fluoridation. Reports on surveys and interviews addressing workforce demographics, practice information, perception of oral health access, and Medicaid policies. Appendices include additional data on state Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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Louisiana Oral Health Workforce Expansion Program: Evaluation Report
Reports on Louisiana's efforts to expand oral health access to people in Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state as part of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded grant. Details their efforts so far, challenges faced, and outcomes. Their efforts focused on an oral health needs assessment, a Dental Rural Scholars Track Program modeled after similar medical school programs, and an oral health recruitment and placement program. Appendices include examples of application forms, surveys, and assessment tools used to evaluate the programs, along with a map of state dental HPSAs.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Together We Can Be Bully Free: CAH and Law Enforcement Address Peer Victimization through School-Based Program
Highlights an anti-bullying program developed by Union General Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Union Parish, Louisiana. Describes how the hospital and local law enforcement collaborate to teach elementary, middle, and high school students about the negative effects bullying and how to model positive social behavior.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Louisiana Primary Care HPSAs
Provides a map of Louisiana's Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas for geographic and low income populations by county.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Louisiana Mental Health HPSA
Provides a map of Louisiana's Mental Health Professional Shortage Area designations for geographic and low income populations by county.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Louisiana Dental HPSAs
A map of Louisiana displaying Dental Health Professional Shortage area (HPSA) Designations for geographic and low income populations by county.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Louisiana
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Louisiana Health Report Card 2017
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Author(s): Neil Wilson, Lily Tyndall Snow
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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Medicaid Expansion, Budgetary Projections, and Impact on Hospitals
Examines on the impact of Medicaid expansion in Louisiana on rural hospitals, healthcare providers, and the state budget. Addresses the potential impact on rural hospitals of a cutback in disproportionate share (DSH) payments for uncompensated care.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Public Health Institute
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Medicaid Expansion in Louisiana: Perspectives of Providers from Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Centers
Reports on interviews with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Louisiana to analyze the impact of Medicaid expansion. Reports on the impact on health care access, changes made by FQHCs and RHCs, and the need for more healthcare providers.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Public Health Institute
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Union General Hospital "It's a Girl Thing: Making Proud Choices"
Outlines Union General Hospital's "It's a Girl Thing: Making Proud Choices" program, which seeks to curb sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy in Farmerville, Louisiana. The program focuses on educating high school girls on topics such as self-esteem, dating and violence, finances, the consequences of teen pregnancy, and more. Also includes a brief discussion with one of the program developers.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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How to Establish a Rural Health Clinic in Louisiana
A manual providing information and guidance to organizations and healthcare providers in Louisiana interested in learning about Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) or converting to the RHC model.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Louisiana Healthcare Workforce Retention Toolkit
Provides a toolkit to support retention of healthcare providers at National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites in Louisiana. Identifies best practices from research and employer feedback regarding the needs of the state's NHSC practitioners.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Louisiana Department of Health Medicaid Expansion Dashboard
Provides data on the impact of Louisiana's Medicaid expansion. Scroll over the map on the right for the number of new Medicaid enrollees, doctor visits, colon and breast cancer screenings, and preventative care visits by parish.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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Louisiana Rural Health Plan 2011-2015
A guide lending direction for rural healthcare, and the development and delivery of health services in rural Louisiana with a focus on strengthening partnerships with providers, rural communities, and other state and federal stakeholders.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Louisiana KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by parish.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Louisiana Health Centers: Data and Maps
Provides maps of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, and patient visits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Louisiana
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Louisiana QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Louisiana State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 10/10/2018