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This report examines the experiences of CAHs in meeting their capital needs.
Results for a consultation for a small rural hospital in the Delta Region on facility design, focusing on the emergency department. Details the planning principles that went into the design plans.
This document explains the impact of the Flex Program on critical access hospitals during the first five years of the program in Wisconsin.
Provides information on how rural communities understand and quantify the relationships between rural health care and rural economies. The worksheets are for data collection using the Econometric Model. The workbook provides interactive modeling between local health care system characteristics, population characteristics and economic impacts.
This brief presents research conducted by NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis to better understand the experiences of CAHs in operating an EMS unit. Researchers examined motivations for acquiring EMS services and the effect of these services on the level of emergency care available in the community.
Provides information for planning and preparing for face-to-face interviews. Subject areas are suggested for the development of specific questions.
Tool utilization can help raise pharmacy staff awareness of health literacy issues, detect barriers that may prevent individuals with limited literacy skills from using and understanding health information provided by a pharmacy, and may help identify opportunities for improving services. Includes a pharmacy assessment tour to be completed by trained, objective auditors; a survey to be completed by pharmacy staff; and a guide for focus groups with pharmacy patients. The three parts are complementary and are designed to form a comprehensive assessment.
Outlines how to prepare an accurate cost report. The cost report is a critical element for critical access hospitals (CAHs) as it is the sole determiner of how much the hospital will be paid by Medicare. The cost report is also important for general acute hospitals under 100 beds while the outpatient hold harmless is in effect.
Rural health clinics (RHCs) are clinics that are located in areas that are designated both by the Bureau of the Census as rural and by the Secretary of DHHS as medically underserved. RHCs have been eligible for participation in the Medicare program since March l, 1978. Services rendered by approved RHCs to Medicare beneficiaries are covered under Medicare effective with the date of the clinic’s approval for participation. More covered services are described in the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, chapter 13.
Rural health clinics (RHCs) are clinics that are located in areas that are designated both by the Bureau of the Census as rural and by the Secretary of DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) as medically underserved. RHCs have been eligible for participation in the Medicare program since March l, 1978. Services rendered by approved RHCs to Medicare beneficiaries are covered under Medicare effective with the date of the clinic’s approval for participation. Covered services are described in the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, chapter 13.
These initiatives build up upon previous Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Quality Improvement Organization strategies to identify illnesses and / or clinical conditions that affect Medicare beneficiaries in order to promote the best medical practices associated with the targeted clinical disorders; prevent or reduce further instances of these selected clinical disorders; and prevent related complications.
A not-for-profit organization driving the improvement of health by advancing the quality and value of health care. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge Massachusetts, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) offers comprehensive products and services.
Evaluates the capacity of a diverse set of rural health clinics to implement the new regulations and assess the level of support the clinics might expect to receive from state agencies.
A map of rural health clinics throughout the United States.
This web page from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) provides basic information about being certified as a Medicare and/or Medicaid rural health clinic (RHC) provider and includes links to applicable laws, regulations, and compliance information.
Outlines recommendations concerning the appropriate location of rural health clinics.
Identifies ambulance services and prioritizes assistance based on need in order to improve the statewide ambulance network.
Describes the approach being taken to promote and implement telemedicine using an existing network serving local government, public schools, libraries, and universities.
Stores and disseminates policy and technical information related to OASIS (the Outcome and Assessment Information Set) data set for use in home health agencies (HHAs), state agencies, software vendors, professional associations and other federal agencies in implementing and maintaining OASIS.
Provides a checklist to for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) rules and regulations.
Provides informational manuals on a variety of Medicare topics including, but not limited to, Medicare's Eligibility and Entitlement, Benefits Policy, Claims Processing, Quality Improvement, ESRD Network Organizations, and Managed Care.
Contains a variety of information to help providers understand Medicare's coverage and requirements regarding preventive services. It also provides information about filing claims and educating beneficiaries about Medicare benefits for which they may be eligible. This information may be useful for physicians, non-physician practitioners, and front office and billing staff.
Document which states utilize a cost-based reimbursement methodology for Medicaid.