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Rural Health Policy – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Health Policy.

Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration (FCHIP)
An overview of a CMS demonstration to develop and test new models of integrated, coordinated health care in the most sparsely-populated rural counties with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing Medicare expenditures.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rural Community Hospital Demonstration
An overview of a CMS demonstration project which provides cost-based reimbursement for small rural hospitals too large to be Critical Access Hospitals. Examines the community benefits and financial impact for participating hospitals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CMS Innovation Center
Supports the development, testing and sharing of innovative healthcare payment and service delivery models. Includes data, reports, webinars and forums for sharing knowledge among healthcare innovators, data researchers and policy analysts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Daily Yonder
Tracks policy and publishes news and special reports on these issues facing small communities: health, employment, broadband access, education, and economic development.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Strategies
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PubMed Search: Health Policy and Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topics of health policy and rural health published in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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NRHA Advocacy: NRHA is Fighting for Rural
Information concerning the current National Rural Health Association's advocacy efforts to support rural health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Code of Federal Regulations: Title 42 Public Health
Provides access to Code of Federal Regulations' health-related provisions, including Medicare and Medicare.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Publications
Reports and related publications on rural health and human services issues from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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NRHA Policy Papers
Policy papers and statements adopted by the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Congress in order for the association to advocate for rural health at the national level.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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National Advisory Committee Compendium of Recommendations by Year
A list of recommendations, arranged by year or broad subject area, made by the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services in its reports to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1989 through 2021.
Additional links: Recommendations by Subject
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Last Updated: 3/27/2024