The RHIhub has published a new resource, developed by partners at the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, to help make Medicare billing for care management services more understandable. Care Management Medicare Reimbursement Strategies for Rural Providers provides guides on Annual Wellness Visits, Chronic Care Management, and Transitional Care Management. Each of these guides includes a brief overview as well as links to key documents.
Two Topic Guides have been updated:
- Social Determinants of Health for Rural People – featuring new FAQs on medical-legal partnerships and the impact of sexual orientation and gender identity on health.
- Rural Health Policy – updated with new content and linked documents explaining the budgeting, appropriations, and rulemaking processes.
A webinar on Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment will be held on November 2 at 12:00 pm Central. This webinar will feature speakers from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry, and NC Reach.
New Models and Innovations include:
- Arrowhead Telepresence Coalition
Using telehealth, The Arrowhead Telepresence Coalition connects behavioral health providers to rural patients of northeast Minnesota in traditional and non-traditional medical settings.
- Texas C-STEP Project: Cancer Screening, Training, Education, and Prevention Program
A Texas academic center’s nursing and family medicine training programs partnered with its public health program in order to provide cancer screening in uninsured/underinsured patients.
- Atlantic General Hospital Patient Centered Medical Home
Atlantic General Hospital’s patient centered medical home program reduces hospital admission rates, emergency department visits, and total cost of care while better accommodating patients of their 7 rural clinics in eastern Maryland and southern Delaware.
Two new articles were published in the Rural Monitor:
- Confronting Adverse Childhood Experiences to Improve Rural Kids’ Lifelong Health
Studies show that the more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) one has, the higher the risk of chronic health conditions, anxiety disorders, low life potential, and even early death. A sense of urgency for early intervention spurred one western North Carolina school district and a Native American tribe in Wisconsin to act.
- Addressing American Indian Health Disparities: Q&A with Dr. Don Warne
Dr. Donald Warne discusses health disparities among American Indians, upstream approaches to addressing those disparities, and the importance of American Indian public health.