Healthcare Access in Rural Communities – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Healthcare Access in Rural Communities.
Affordable Care Act Plans and Premiums in Rural America
Discusses insurance premium pricing for rural populations following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, with a focus on rating area design to create adequate networks. Examines preliminary findings from a study focused on premium prices in rural Iowa and Nebraska. Offers recommendations to maximize the number of rural Americans who receive accessible, affordable health insurance.
Date: 07/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services view details
The Affordable Care Act and Insurance Coverage in Rural Areas
Examines differences in urban and rural populations and
health insurance coverage patterns and assesses how ACA
coverage reforms will affect rural and metropolitan areas
in different ways.
Author(s): Vann Newkirk, Anthony Damico Date: 05/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation view details
Evaluation of the Medicare Frontier Extended Stay Clinic Demonstration: Report to Congress
Reports on the results of a Medicare Frontier Extended Stay Clinic (FESC) demonstration project that used an enhanced clinic model in frontier areas to address the needs of seriously ill or injured patients who could not be transferred to a hospital or needed monitoring and observation for a limited period of time. Includes an overview of the demonstration and key findings from the project.
Date: 2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services view details
CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013
Addresses the differences in mortality and disease risk
factors related to behaviors, access to healthcare, and
social determinants of health in both rural and urban
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 62(3) Date: 11/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Causes and Consequences of Rural Pharmacy Closures: A Multi-Case Study
Identifies factors that contributed to the closing of 6
rural pharmacies in different states. Describes how the
affected communities adapted to losing locally based
Author(s): Kelli Todd, Katie Westfall, Bill Doucette, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller Date: 08/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care Through Technology
Presents insights on establishing a telebehavioral health
program shared at a meeting convened by the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources
and Services Administration's (HRSA) Office of Special
Health Affairs with participants from HRSA-funded health
centers in urban and rural areas.
Date: 02/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration view details
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