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
Declining Access to Hospital-based Obstetric Services in Rural Areas: Causes and Impact.
This study examines the declining availability of hospital-based obstetric services in rural areas from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s, potential causes for this trend and the possible effects of medical malpractice reforms. More
Impact of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conversion on Hospital Costs and Mix of Services.
Three cohorts of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) were followed over time, corresponding to the first three years of conversions in 1999 through 2001. More
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Assessment.
NACHC will be conducting an Assessment of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Integrated Behavioral Health Services and following up with those FQHCs reporting that behavioral health care services have been integrated into their routine primary care practice. More
Rural Health Research and Policy Center.
The center was funded through the Rural Health Research Center Program in the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More