And, there's amendments such as redefining what makes up a rural health district. ... In California, some rural areas are seeing urban levels of patient demand, but giving more money to these counties is being seen as a kick-back akin to others that were
CMS finalized telehealth proposals to define rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) as those located in rural census tracts as determined by the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) and to ... By adopting the more precise definition of
Health reform legislation would limit the experiment to Medicare. (NPR). Primary care shortage. ... The paper's editorial board is now calling for loan repayment programs to help rural health recruiting efforts.
This issue also covers physicians with disability, conference coverage from the American Heart Association meeting, and rural health care. ... Another story addresses telemedicine and palliative care in rural areas, while yet another details an
New Health Care Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes have been issued for reporting these services. ... their respective place of service codes): office (11), outpatient hospital (22), independent clinic (49), federally qualified health center (50),
the top quartile across the measure set, said Mary Wakefield, PhD, director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota and a member of the Commonwealth ... Marlene Miller is a program director of the Center for Rural Health, which
ACP raised its objections at the highest level of CMS, and organized a joint advocacy effort with the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and National Rural Health Association. ... Internists may disagree on the
Patients who are eligible for telehealth services must be enrolled in Part B and must be in a rural Health Professional Shortage Area or in a county that is not included ... The patient must be at a qualified location (“telehealth originating site”)
More than 90% of children with a chronic or disabling health condition are expected to live more than 20 years, and every year more than 500,000 children with special health ... The Scholars in Rural Health program at the University of Kansas offers
More hospitals have invested in palliative care, but such services remain rare in rural areas. ... school of community and rural health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.