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Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).

Integrating Behavioral Health into Your RHC
Recording of a July 19, 2022, webinar regarding Rural Health Clinic (RHC) billing for behavioral health services. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Mental Health Visits via Telecommunications for Rural Health Clinics & Federally Qualified Health Centers
Details regulatory changes for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) regarding mental health visits provided through real-time audio-video and audio-only technologies. Includes information on coding for RHC and FQHC claims, in-person mental health visit requirements, and exceptions to the in-person requirement.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Community Characteristics and Financial and Operational Performance of Rural Health Clinics in the United States: A Chartbook
Provides an overview of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in the United States, including history of the RHC program, number and distribution of RHCs, operating details, characteristics of demographics served, financial and staffing information, and quality measures. Utilizes data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Cost Reports, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings to provide comprehensive data about RHCs. Includes U.S. maps showing types of RHCs by state; demographic and socioeconomic breakdowns of populations in RHC and non-RHC counties with large rural, medium/small rural, isolated/completely rural, and urban comparisons; costs of RHC services; staffing patterns; and more.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Zachariah Croll, Jamar Croom, Louisa Munk, Yvonne Jonk
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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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: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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NHSC New Sites Application Cycle Webinar
Recording of a March 23, 2022, webinar providing an overview of rural healthcare facilities interested in applying to be a new National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site. Discusses the NHSC loan repayment and scholarship programs, the benefits of becoming an NHSC-approved site, and the eligibility requirements and application process to become an approved site. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Transcript
Date: 03/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Rural Health Clinics
Policy position paper providing an overview of Rural Health Clinics. Offers policy recommendations regarding access to care, RHC reimbursement, and programmatic updates.
Author(s): Kelly Braun, Trent Bourland
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Ordering Over the Counter Tests from HRSA
Recording of a February 2022 webinar providing an overview of how Rural Health Clinics can enroll in a federal program to order COVID-19 self-testing supplies for distribution in their communities. Discusses how to order supplies and reporting requirements and answers frequently asked questions about the program. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing
Addresses issues related to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) billing during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Covers COVID-19 test specimen collection, diagnostic laboratory services, hospital services, ambulance services, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), telehealth, skilled nursing facility services, home health, vaccination, and other services.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Michigan Certified Rural Health Clinics
Lists rural health clinics in Michigan that are CMS certified as of January 2022. Includes street address and county for each clinic.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Community and Health Systems, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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New and Expanded Flexibilities for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)
Provides an overview of changes to Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) requirements and payment policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information on exceptions to the productivity standards for RHCs during the public health emergency. Discusses new payments for telehealth services, the expansion of virtual communication services, the revision of the home health agency shortage requirements for visiting nursing services, and accelerated or advance payments.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Last Updated: 7/22/2022