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What happens when critical access hospitals aren't so critical?  HealthLeaders Media.  Dec. 8, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-274092/What-happens-when-critical-access-hospitals-arent-so-critical##

Implementing an electronic medical record with computerized prescriber order entry at a critical access hospital.  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  (68):2288-2292, Dec. 1, 2011.  http://www.ajhp.org/content/68/23/2288

Reiter, K., and others.  Effect of Swing Bed Use on Medicare Average Daily Cost and Reimbursement in Critical Access Hospitals.  Chapel Hill, NC:  North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Dec. 2011.  http://www.shepscenter.unc.edu/research_programs/rural_program/pubs/finding_brief/FB103.pdf

Lubell, J., editor.  Rural docs question benefits of investing in Medicare ACOs.  AISHealth.com.  Dec. 2011.  http://aishealth.com/archive/nabn1211-04

Health Care Reform:  Accountable Care Organizations and Critical Access Hospitals.  Draffin and Tucker, LLD.  Oct. 20, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0RpU_gyhik

3 strategies of financially successful CAHs.  HealthLeaders Media.  Oct. 12, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-272030/3-Strategies-of-Financially-Successful-CAHs.html##

Stensland, J., and Gilman, M.  Mandated Report: Rural Payment Adjustments.  Washington:  Medpac, Sept. 15, 2011.  http://www.medpac.gov/transcripts/Rural%20Payment%20Adjustments%20final.pdf

Pecci Wilson, A.  HHS grants aim to ease data sharing among rural health providers.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 14, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-270906/HHS-Grants-Aim-to-Ease-Data-Sharing-Among-Rural-Health-Providers

Pecci Wilson, A.  Wyoming's winning meaningful use strategy.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 7, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-270608/Wyomings-Winning-Meaningful-Use-Strategy

Town, R., and others.  Will Bundling Work in Rural America?  Analysis of the Feasibility and Consequences of Bundled Payments for Rural Health Providers and Patients.  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers.  Sept. 2011.  http://www.coruralhealth.org/programs/roap/documents/bundling_report_0911.pdf

Larson, D.  Fighting pharmacist shortages with an E-solution.  H&HN.  Aug. 29, 2011.http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=6400003354

Bush, H.  Tough times for rurals.  H&HN.  Aug. 29, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=374000388

Pecci, A.  For rural EDs, CPOE funding must come with guidance.  HealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 17, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-269880/For-Rural-EDs-CPOE-Funding-Must-Come-With-Guidance##

Pecci, A.  Broadband access equals healthcare access.  HealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 3, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-269360/Broadband-Access-Equals-Healthcare-Access.html##

Bush, H.  Can the ACA slow the rural brain drain?  H&HN.  July 11, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=1140007168 

Modernizing Rural Health Care:  Coverage, Quality and Innovation.  Working Paper 6.  Minneapolis, MN:  United Health.  Center for Health Reform and Modernization, July 2011.  http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/hrm/UNH_WorkingPaper6.pdf

Gamble, M.  Texas lifts ban on physician employment at rural hospitals.  Becker's Hospital Review.  June 14, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/texas-lifts-ban-on-physician-employment-at-rural-hospitals.html

Pecci, A.  Wyoming hospitals plan integrated care network.  HealthLeaders Media.  June 8, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-267127/Wyoming-Hospitals-Plan-Integrated-Care-Network##

Coburn, A., and Gage-Croll, Z.  Improving Hospital Patient Safety Through Teamwork:  The Use of TeamSTEPPS in Critical Access Hospitals.  Policy Brief #21.  Flex Monitoring Team, June 2011.  http://flexmonitoring.org/documents/PolicyBrief21_TeamSTEPPS.pdf

Hines, A., Fraze, T., and Stocks, C.  Emergency Department Visits in Rural and Non-Rural Community Hospitals, 2008.  Statistical Brief #116.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, June 2011.  http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb116.jsp

Boyle, K., Ullrich, F., and Mueller, K.  Independently owned pharmacy closures in rural America, 2003- 2010.  Rural Policy Brief.  June, 2011.  http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/rupri/publications/policybriefs/2011/Independent%20Pharmacies.pdf

Pecci, A. W.  Ban on hiring rural doctors in Texas is over.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 18, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-266338/Ban-on-Hiring-Rural-Doctors-in-Texas-is-Over

Szabo, J.  Rural hospitals look near and far for allied health professionals.  H&HN.  May 5, 2011. http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag_app/jsp/articledisplay.jsp?dcrpath=HHNMAG/Article/data/05MAY2011/0511HHN_FEA_RuralHospitals&domain=HHNMAG

American Hospital Association. Opportunities and Challenges for Rural Hospitals in an Era of Health Reform. Trendwatch. Apr. 2011.  http://www.aha.org/aha/trendwatch/2011/11apr-tw-rural.pdf   [Chartpack]

Race, M., Gale, J., and Coburn, A.  Provision of Long Term Care Services by Critical Access Hospitals:  Are Things Changing?  Policy Brief #19.  Flex Monitoring Team, Mar. 2011.  http://www.flexmonitoring.org/documents/PolicyBrief19-LTC.pdf

Viswanathan, K., Wizemann, T., and Altevogt, B.  Rapporteurs; Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events; Institute of Medicine. Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, Feb. 2011.  http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13070&utm_medium=etmail&utm_source=National%20Academies%20Press&utm_campaign=NAP+mail+new+3.1.11&utm_content=Downloader&utm_term=   

Nucci, C.  Rural healthcare needs the ACA.  HealthLeaders Media,  Jan. 26, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-261822/Rural-Healthcare-Needs-the-ACA.html##

Francis, M., Scaife, S., and Zahnd, W.  Rural-Urban Differences in Surgical Procedures for Medicare BeneficiariesArchives of Surgery.  Jan. 17, 2011.  http://archsurg.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/archsurg.2010.306

Jarousee, L.A.  Health reform in-depth: small & rural hospitals.  Hospitals & Health Networks.  Jan. 1, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag_app/jsp/articledisplay.jsp?dcrpath=HHNMAG/Article/data/01JAN2011/0111HHN_FEA_gatefold&domain=HHNMAG

Joynt, K., and others.  Quality of care and patient outcomes in critical access rural hospitals.  Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).  306(1)45-52, 2011. http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/1/45.full

Community and rural.  Healthleaders Media Council.  2011. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/pdf/survey_project/2011/comm_rural_press.pdf

Baldwin, L-M, and others.  Quality of care for myocardial infarction in rural and urban hospitals.  Journal of Rural Health.  26(1):51-57, Winter 2010.

Basu, J., Mobley, L.R.  Impact of local resources on hospitalization patterns of Medicare beneficiaries and propensity to travel outside local markets.  Journal of Rural Health.  26(1):20-29, Winter 2010.

Vartak, S., Ward, M.M., and Vaughn, T.E.  Patient safety outcomes in small urban and small rural hospitals.  Journal of Rural Health.  26(1):58-66, Winter 2010.

Guide to Financing Strategies for Hospitals- With Special Consideration for Smaller Hospitals.Chicago:  Health Research & Educational Trust, Dec. 13, 2010.  http://www.hret.org/news/projects/guide-to-financing-strategies-for-hospitals.shtml

Packer-Tursman, J., editor.  Rural health makes strides under reform, but challenges remain.  AIS Health.com.  Dec. 3, 2010.  http://www.aishealth.com/Bnow/hbd120310.html

Evaluation of the Flexibility Critical Access Hospital Health Information Technology Network Implementation Program.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  Dec. 2010.  http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/pdf/cahhit_evaluation.pdf

Meaningful Use and Critical Access Hospitals a Primer on HIT Adoption in the Rural Health Care Setting.  Washington:  U.S.Department of Health and Human Services,  Dec. 2010.  http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/pdf/meaningfuluseprimer.pdf

A Guide to Financing Strategies for Hospitals:  With Special Consideration for Smaller Hospitals.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association, Dec. 2010.  http://www.hret.org/news/resources/captial_financing_report.PDF

Hall, J., and others.  Factors Influencing Rural Residents' Utilization of Urban Hospitals.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Nov. 18, 2010.  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr031.pdf

Freeman, V., Howard, H., and Lavergne, R.  Rural Hospital Support for Emergency Medical Services.  Chapel Hill,  NC:  North Carolina Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center.  Nov. 2010.  http://www.shepscenter.unc.edu/research_programs/rural_program/pubs/finding_brief/FB99.pdf

Critical Access Hospital Replacement Process "The Manual".  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Oct. 2010.  http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/resources/criticalaccess/cahreplacementmanual.pdf

Critical Access Hospital Replacement Process "The Roadmap".  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Oct. 2010.  http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/resources/criticalaccess/cahreplacementprocess.doc

Towne, J.  Bridging the divide.  HH&N.  Sept. 9, 2010.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag_app/jsp/articledisplay.jsp?dcrpath=HHNMAG/Article/data/09SEP2010/092710HHN_Weekly_Towne&domain=HHNMAG

Holmes, G.M., Pink, G.H., and Howard, H.A.  Profitability of Rural Hospitals Paid Under Prospective Payment Compared to Rural Hospitals with Special Medicare Payment Provisions.  Chapel Hill,  NC:  North Carolina Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center.  Sept. 2010. http://www.shepscenter.unc.edu/rural/pubs/finding_brief/FB97.pdf

Varney, S. In Rural Calif., A Debate On How To Save A Hospital. NPR, Aug. 19, 2010.

Sydell, L. Healing Rural Patients With A Dose Of Broadband.  Washington:  NPR, Aug. 17, 2010.

Fears, D.  Renewed effort to lure doctors to rural areas faces obstaclesWashington Post.  Aug. 9, 2010.

Race, M., and others.  Mental Health Services in Rural Jails.  Grand Forks, ND:   Rural Health Research & Policy Centers.  Aug. 2010.  http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/Publications/rural/Rural-Jails-Mental-Health.pdf

Thum, S. Guided by green; small, rural hospital uses LEED alternative for sustainable design guidelines. Healthcare Construction & Operations.  7(4):8-10, Jul./Aug. 2010.

Minich-Pourshadi, K.  A CFO’s Worst Nightmare? Seeing RedHealthLeaders Media.  July 12, 2010.

West, D.  Overcoming Rural Health Care Barriers Through Innovative Wireless Health Technologies.  Washington:  Brookings, Aug. 11, 2010.

Mueller, K.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Paper #2010-4.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, June 2010.

Casey, M., and Davidson, G.  Patient Assessments and Quality of Care in Rural Hospitals.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, June 2010.

Casey, M., and Davidson, G.  Policy Brief:  Patient Assessments and Quality of Care in Rural Hospitals.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, June 2010.

Zigmond, J. Community service; local fundraising – including a gift to the tune of $1 million from Dolly Parton – as well as a large investment from the parent health system help build a new hospital in rural Tennessee town.  Modern Healthcare. 40(20):22-24, May 17, 2010.

Clark, C.  How the Dakotas keep their doctors: Sanford merit says: "we grow our own"HealthLeaders Media.  May 12, 2010.

Bakhtiari, E.  Medication vending machines offer patient convenience in rural areasHealthLeaders Media.  May 11, 2010.

Commins, J.  Rural Nebraska healthcare network readies $20m fiber optic medical networkHealthLeaders Media.  May 6, 2010.

Clark, C.  E-Pharmacy catches drug mistakes for rural hospitals in five states.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 5, 2010.

Gale, J., Shaw, B., and Hartley, D.  The Provision of Mental Health Services by Rural Health Clinics.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, May 2010.

Pediatric Care in Rural Hospital Emergency Departments:  Final Report No. 97.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, May 2010.

Freeman, V., and others.  Pediatric Care in Rural Hospital Emergency Departments: Findings Brief.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, May 2010.

Gale, J., and others.  Encouraging Rural Health Clinics to Provide Mental Health Services: What Are the Options?  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, May 2010.

Abbey, D.C.  Provider-based compliance for critical access hospitals.  Revenue Cycle Strategist.  7(4):6-7, May 2010.

20 Top-grossing community hospitals with 100 or fewer beds.   Becker’s Hospital Review.  Apr. 19, 2010.

Chen, F., and others.  Which medical schools produce rural physicians?   Academic Medicine.  85(4):594-598, Apr. 2010.

Rosenblatt, R.  Commentary : do medical schools have a responsibility to train physicians to meet the needs of the public?  Academic Medicine.  85(4):572-574,  Apr. 2010.

Best practices & success stories a guidebook for medicare rural hospital flexibility program coordinators.  National Rural Health Resource Center. Apr. 2010.

Coburn, A., and others.  The Role of State Flex Programs in Supporting Quality Improvement in Critical Access Hospitals.  Flex Monitoring Team. (16) Apr. 2010.

Manual on Effective Collaboration Between Critical Access Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers.  Rockville, MD:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Apr. 2010.

Pagan-Sutton, J., Schur, C., and Merrell, K.  Alternatives to the outpatient prospective payment system: assessing the impact on rural hospitals.Rural Health Research & Policy Centers.   Apr. 2010.

Pink, G., Slifkin, R., and Howard, H.  A financial comparison of rural hospitals with special medicare payment provisions to hospitals paid under prospective paymentNorth Carolina Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center.  Apr. 2010.

FCC Plan Seeks to Wire Rural Health.  HealthData Management. Mar. 17, 2010.

Brower, T.  Getting Your Feet Wet.  Hospitals & Health Network.  Mar. 1, 2010.

Baldwin, L., and others.  Quality of Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Are the Gaps Between Rural and Urban Hospitals Closing?  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, Mar. 2010.

Baldwin, L., and others.  Quality of Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Are the Gaps Between Rural and Urban Hospitals Closing?  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, Mar. 2010.

Community Benefits of Critical Access Hospitals: A Review of the Data.  Flex Monitoring Team.  No. 24. Mar. 2010.

Critical Access Hospital Year 5 HOSPITAL Compare Participation and Quality Measure Results.  Flex Monitoring Team.  No. 26  Mar. 2010.

Models for Quality Improvement in Critical Access Hospitals: The Role of State Flex Programs.  Flex Monitoring Team.  Mar. 2010.

Race, M., Gale, J., and Coburn, A. Community Benefit Activities of Critical Access Hospitals, Non-Metropolitan Hospitals and Metropolitan Hospitals.  Portland, ME.  University of Southern Maine.  Mar. 2010.

Community Benefits of Critical Access Hospitals : a Review of the Data Paper No.24.  Flex Monitoring Team.  Mar. 2010.

Kurt Salmon Associates and Walters and Associates. The Financial Health of California's Critical Access Hospitals. Oakland, CA: California HealthCare Foundation, Mar. 2010.

Swing Bed.  Baltimore, MD:  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Feb. 22, 2010.

Clark, C.  Obama’s proposed budget is a mixed bag for ruralhHealth.  Marblehead, MA:  HealthLeaders Media.  Feb. 2, 2010.

Greising, C. H.  Remote But Well-Connected.  Hospitals & Health Network.  Feb. 2, 2010.

McCullough, J., and others.  Critical Access Hospitals and Meaningful Use of Health Information  Technology Policy Brief # 14.   Minneapolis, MN:  University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center.  Feb. 2010.

Town, R., and Moscovice, I.  The Potential Impact of Pay for Performance on the Financial Health of Critical Access Hospitals Policy Brief # 12.  Minneapolis,  MN : University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center.  Feb. 2010.

Clark, C.  Critical access hospitals could benefit from drug discountsHealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 27, 2010.

Weinstock. M.  Quality in Rural Setting: Special Issues, Special Answers.  HH&N.  Jan. 1, 2010.

Huff, C.  Doing double dutyHH&N.  Jan. 1, 2010.

Rural Health and Health Reform.  Stanford, CA:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jan. 2010.

Stranges, E., and others.  Inpatient Stays in Rural Hospitals, 2007 Statistical Brief #85. Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Jan. 2010.

Industry % survey.  Marblehead, MA:  HealthLeaders Media.  2010.

 

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