Advantages and Disadvantages of Hospital-Based Emergency Medical Services in Rural Areas.
The purpose of this project was to clarify issues surrounding the Critical Access Hospital's decision to acquire and maintain ownership of community ambulance services. More
Aligning Quality and Public Reporting Programs for Physicians and other Practitioners.
For the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), NORC is supporting the development of a strategic plan to align quality and public reporting programs for physicians and other practitioners. Tasks include supporting an internal CMS workgroup with representatives of the CMS Compare Websites and other parties involved in developing and implementing the plan. More
Assessment of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Integrated Behavioral Health Services.
This project fits within a larger project that provides technical assistance to community health centers and community behavioral health care providers in integrating primary health and behavioral health. NACHC will be conducting an Assessment of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Integrated Behavioral Health Services, following up with those FQHCs reporting that behavioral health care services have been integrated into their routine primary care practice. More
Evaluation of the Information Technology Professionals in Health Care (“Workforce”) Program.
NORC is conducting an evaluation of the IT Professionals in Health Care Program for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to assess the impact of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to support training and educational programs at universities and colleges, as well as efforts to create new curricula and a competency exam. More
Impact of the Home Health PPS on Access in Rural America.
Under the PPS, home care agencies are reimbursed based on a 60-day episode of care, with adjustments to the base payment that reflect differences in resource needs. More