The State of Rural Healthcare: Research Report and Outlook for 2024
Presents results of a survey of 106 rural healthcare organizations across 25 states regarding their financial health and strategic priorities. Identifies the top challenges identified by the surveyed organizations. Discusses how providers are addressing three strategic priorities in 2024, including people management, revenue capture, and digital capabilities.
Date: 01/2024 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Wipfli, LLP view details
Recording of a December 6, 2023, webinar on cybersecurity threats and attacks. Discusses who is after healthcare data, why providers have a professional responsibility to address these threats proactively, and what providers can do today to limit their impact. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Date: 12/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics view details
Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
Printable map that shows the location of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) nationwide by state. Data source: data.HRSA.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 12/2023 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
Fact sheet providing an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule regarding updates and changes to the Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B issues for calendar year 2024. Summarizes provisions related to paying separately for Community Health Integration, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Risk Assessment, and Principal Illness Navigation services; telehealth services; mental health visits furnished by Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs); including marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors as eligible for payment at RHCs and FQHCs; and more.
Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Medicare Payment Basics: Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Payment Systems
Presents an overview of Medicare payments for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Details how the all-inclusive rate (AIR) is calculated for RHCs and how the national statutory payment limit applies to provider-based RHCs enrolled in Medicare before December 31, 2020, and whether they part of a hospital with fewer than 50 beds. Includes information on special payment rules for certain services provided by FQHCs and RHCs.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
New Research Shows RHC Program Continues to Grow
Explores trends in the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) landscape between 2020-2022 using data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Quality, Certification, and Oversight Reports (QCOR). Presents data and maps on the number of RHCs that opened, closed, had a CMS Certification Number (CCN) change, and are no longer operating as an RHC by state and free-standing or provider-based status.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: NARHC Research and Education Foundation, National Association of Rural Health Clinics, National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NCAHD) view details
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