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Holmes, G., and Pink, G. CAH Financial Indicators Report Team.  Flex Monitoring Team.   Data Summary Report No.12, Dec. 17, 2012.  CAH Financial Indicators Report: Quartiles of Financial Indicators by State and Peer Group (2010)

Holmes, G., and Pink, G.  CAH Financial Indicators Report Team.  Flex Monitoring Team.  Data Summary Report No.11, Dec. 16, 2012.   CAH Financial Indicators Report: Quartiles of Financial Indicators by State and Peer Group (2009)

Croll, Z., Gale, J., and Coburn, A.  Community Benefit Activities of Critical Access Hospitals, Non-Metropolitan Hospitals and Metropolitan Hospitals  Flex Monitoring Team.  National data, Dec. 11, 2012.

Croll, Z., Gale, J., and Coburn, A.  State Level Data on Community Benefit Activities. Updated 2012  Flex Monitoring Team.  State level data, Dec. 11, 2012.

Why Do Some Critical Access Hospitals Close Their Skilled Nursing Facility Services. Briefing Paper no. 32. Flex Monitoring Team, Dec.2012.  http://flexmonitoring.org/documents/Briefing%20Paper32-CAH-SNF-services.pdf

Heisey-Grove, D., and others.  Progress Towards Meaningful Use Among Critical Access and Other Small Rural Hospitals Working with Regional Extension Centers.  ONC Brief No. 5.  Washington:  Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Nov. 2012.  http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/databrief05_cahandsmallrural.pdf

Medicare Shaved Savings Program and Rural Providers.  Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services, Nov. 2012.  https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/sharedsavingsprogram/Downloads/ACO_Rural_Factsheet_ICN907408.pdf

Ozmeral, A.B., and others.  A comparative study of financial data sources for critical access hospitals: audited financial statements, the Medicare cost report, and the Internal Revenue Service form 990.  The Journal of Rural Health;28(4):416-424, Autumn 2012.

Gale, J.  Health System Development Resources Flex Monitoring Team.  Presentation (TASC Webinar), Oct. 31, 2012.

 Pink, G., and Holmes, M.  Using the Flex Monitoring Team Financial Indicators Report and Other Financial Resources Flex Monitoring Team.  Presentation (TASC Webinar), Oct. 30. 2012

Elliot, V.  Who still wants to be a country doctor?  amednews.com.  Oct. 22, 2012.  http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/10/22/bisa1022.htm

Commins, J.  Meaningful use push for rural hospitals is on.  HealthLeaders Media.  Oct. 3, 2012.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-285045/Meaningful-Use-Push-for-Rural-Hospitals-is-On

Gale, J.  After the Needs Assessment: CAH Community Benefit Strategies Flex Monitoring Team.  Presentation (CAH Meeting), Sept. 28, 2012.

Gale, J.  Complying with IRS Requirements: Community Health Needs Assessment Flex Monitoring Team.  Presentation (Mat-Su Health Foundation), Sept. 17, 2012. 

Commins, J.  Patient migration suggests big changes await rural hospitals.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 12, 2012.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-284393/Patient-Migration-Suggests-Big-Changes-Await-Rural-Hospitals##

Cole, S., and others.  Rural inpatient telepharmacy consultation demonstration for after hours medication review.  Telemedicine and e-Health; 18 (7): 530-537, Sept. 6, 2012.  http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/tmj.2011.0222

Coulter, S., Jones, S., and Carden, J.  Patterns of Care of Tennessee.  Sept. 2012.  http://www.bcbst.com/health-institute/IssueBrief-RuralHosp.pdf

Kemper, L., and others.  Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans Dominated the Rural Market in 2011.  Iowa City, IA:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, Sept. 2012.  http://cph.uiowa.edu/rupri/publications/policypapers/Part%20D%20Stand-Alone%20FINAL.pdf

Mueller, K., and others.  Current and Future Role and Impact of Medicaid in Rural Health.  Columbia, MO:  RUPRI Rural Health Panel, Sept. 2012.  http://www.rupri.org/Forms/HealthPanel_Medicaid_Sept2012.pdf

Holmes, M., and Pink, G.  CAH Financial Indicators Report Team CAH Financial Indicators Report: Summary of Indicator Medians by State Flex Monitoring Team.  Data Summary Report No. 10, Aug. 31, 2012. 

Casey, M., and others.  Critical Access Hospital Year 7 Hospital Compare Participation and Quality Measure Results Flex Monitoring Team.  Policy Brief #30, Aug. 31, 2012.   

Wireline Competition Bureau Evaluation of Rural Health Care Pilot Program Staff Report.  WC Docket No. 02-60.  Federal Communications Commission, Aug. 13, 2012.  http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0813/DA-12-1332A1.pdf

  Klingner, J., and others.  Evidence-Based Surgical Care Quality Improvement Programs and Strategies for Critical Access Hospitals  Flex Monitoring Team.  Policy Brief #29, Aug. 7, 2012. 

Prasad, S., and others.  Evidence-Based Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Quality Improvement Programs/Strategies for Critical Access Hospitals  Flex Monitoring Team. Policy Brief #28, Aug. 7, 2012.

Cole, S., and others.  Rural inpatient telepharmacy consultation demonstration for after-hours medication review.  California Healthcare Foundation.  Aug. 2012.  http://www.chcf.org/publications/2012/08/rural-inpatient-telepharmacy

Holmes, G.M., and Pink, G.H.  Adoption and perceived effectiveness of financial management strategies in critical access hospitals.  Journal of Rural Health;28(1):92-100, Winter 2012.

August meeting offers small rural hospitals an opportunity to influence outpatient policy.  AHA News;48(15):3, July 23, 2012.

Topchik, M.  5th Annual National rural Health ED Study.  Portland, ME:  IVantage Health Analytics, June 30, 2012.  http://www.ivantagehealth.com/5th-annual-national-rural-health-ed-study-summary/

‘Rural Hospital Access Act’ introduced.  AHA News;48(13):1, 3, June 25,2012.

AHA urges Congress to pass Medicare ‘extenders’ measures.  AHA News;48(13):3, June 25,2012. 

Ananth, S., and Linden, T.  CAM on America's main streets.  H&HN.  June 21, 2012.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=2350001399

Commins, J.  Value of rural hospitals linked to ED utilization.  HealthLeaders Media.  June 20, 2012.  www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-281512/Value-of-Rural-Hospitals-Linked-to-ED-Utilization

Stempniak, M.  In North Dakota, oil boom means patient boom.  H&HN.  June 18, 2012.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=6440003140

Commins, J.  Rural Kansas Hospital recruits physicians with a mission.  HealthLeaders Media.  June 6, 2012.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-280940/Rural-Kansas-Hospital-Recruits-Physicians-with-a-Mission

Coleman, N.E., and others.  Critical outcomes: clinical and team performance across acute illness scenarios in emergency departments of critical access hospitals.  Journal for Healthcare Quality;34(3):7-15, June 2012.

Croll, Z., Coburn, A., and Pearson, K.  Promoting a Culture of Safety: Use of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture in Critical Access Hospitals Flex Monitoring Team.  Policy Brief #27, May 3, 2012.

Croll, Z., Coburn, A., and Pearson, K.  Promoting a Culture of Safety: Use of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture in Critical Access Hospitals  Flex Monitoring Team.  Briefing Paper No.30, May 3,  2012

Small, Nonteaching, And Rural Hospitals Continue To Be Slow In Adopting Electronic Health Record Systems. Des Roches, C., and others.  Health Affairs.  31(5):1092-1099, May 2012. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/31/5/1092?etoc

Gale, J.  Supporting Regional STEMI Systems of Care Flex Monitoring Team.  Presentation (NRHA 2012), Apr. 19, 2012.

Gale, J.  Linking Community Assessment and Community Benefit Strategies Flex Monitoring Team.  Presentation (NRHA 2012, Apr 18, 2012. 

Holmes, M., Pink, G., and Karim, S. Changes in Obstetrical Services Among Critical Access Hospitals  Flex Monitoring Team.  Presentation (NRHA 2012), Apr. 18, 2012.   

Pink, G., and Holmes, M.  Critical Access Hospital Financial Indicator Reports  Flex Monitoring Team Presentation (TASC Webinar), Apr. 4, 2012. 

Hoppszallern, S.  Physician integration strategies in a rural network.  H&HN.  Apr. 4, 2012.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=6000006981

MacKinney, A., Mueller, K., and Lillios, N.  Anticipating the Rural Impact of Medicare Value Based Purchasing.   Columbia, MO.  RUPRI Rural Health Panel.  Apr., 2012. http://www.rupri.org/Forms/HealthPanel_VBP_April2012.pdf

Freeman, V., and Radford, A.  Why Use Swing Beds?  Conversations with Hospital Administrators and Staff.  Chapel Hill, NC:  North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Apr. 2012.  http://www.shepscenter.unc.edu/rural/pubs/finding_brief/FB105.pdf

Kirk, M.A., Holmes, G.M., and Pink, G.H.  Lessons from high performers: achieving benchmark financial performance on CAHs.  HFM. Healthcare Financial Management;66(4):116-120, 122, Apr. 2012.

Commins, J.  CRNA court victory is a win for rural hospitals.  HealthLeaders Media.  Mar. 28, 2012.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-278286/CRNA-Court-Victory-is-a-Win-for-Rural-Hospitals

Gregg, W., and others.  Evidence-based Heart Failure Quality Improvement Programs and Strategies for Critical Access Hospitals Flex Monitoring Team.  Policy Brief #26.  Mar 27,2012

Commins, J.  Cuts to community health centers hit rural Americans hardest.  HealthLeaders Media.  Mar. 21, 2012.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-277978/Cuts-to-Community-Health-Centers-Hit-Rural-Americans-Hardest

Gale, J.  Using Logic Models for State Flex Programs  Flex Monitoring Team.  Presentation (TASC Webinar), Mar. 6, 2012. 

Pink, G. Improving CAH Financial and Operational Improvement  Flex Monitoring Team.  Presentation (Kansas), Mar. 2, 2012.

Morrison, I.  Reinventing rural care.  Trustee.  65(3):29-31, Mar. 2012.   

Lowe, P.  How one hospital entices doctors to work in rural America.  Washington:  NPR Blog:  Shots, Feb 2, 2012.  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/02/02/145860801/how-one-hospital-entices-doctors-to-work-in-rural-america

Health Information Technology Toolkit: Federal HIT Resources for Rural Health Care Providers. Rural Assistance Center, Feb. 2012.  http://www.raconline.org/hit/

Casey, M., and others.   Relevant Quality Measures for Critical Access Hospitals Flex Monitoring Team.  Policy Brief #25, Jan. 31, 2012. 

Cantlupe, J.  Outpatient move saves hospital.  HealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 30, 2012.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/FIN-275306/Outpatient-Move-Saves-Hospital

7th Annual Rural Hospital Replacement Facility Study 2011.  Strouwater Associates, Jan. 19, 2012.  http://stroudwater.com/ResourcesAssets/Rural/2011RURALSTUDYFINAL1-19-12.pdf

Pecci, Wilson, A.  Inside a critical access hospital's IT decision-making process.  HealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 18, 2012.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-275456/Inside-a-Critical-Access-Hospitals-IT-DecisionMaking-Process

Wilson, A.  Rural physician recruitment with a twist.  HealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 4, 2012.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-274947/Rural-Physician-Recruitment-with-a-Twist

Morrison, I.  Reinventing rural health care.  H&HN.  Jan. 3, 2012.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=7460008361

Huff, C.  Location, location, location: rural hospitals win over physicians with an array of incentives and board support.  Trustee.  65(1):8-12, Jan. 2012.  http://www.trusteemag.com/trusteemag_app/jsp/articledisplay.jsp?dcrpath=TRUSTEEMAG/Article/data/01JAN2012/1201TRU_coverstory&domain=TRUSTEEMAG

Lindsay, M., and Swiacki, G.  Focus on Health Care Finance White Paper II. Financing Options for Nonprofit Small and Rural Hospitals.  Atlanta, GA:  Lancaster Pollard, 2012.

 

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