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Age of first arrest, sex, and drug use as correlates of adult risk behaviors among rural women in jails - Tillson M, Strickland JC, Staton M.
This study examined the timing of first sex, drug use, and arrest, as well as the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors influencing suicide in older rural males: a review of Australian studies - Crnek-Georgeson KT, Wilson LA, Page A.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide remains an important public health issue in Australia, responsible for around 2500 deaths each year. Although suicide only accounts for around 1.7% of total mortality in Australia per year, 75% of suicide deaths are in males. This art... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Victimization of children left behind in rural China - Chen X, Liang N, Ostertag SF.
OBJECTIVES:Examine the relationship between parental rural-to-urban migration, caretaking arrangement, and left-behind children's self-reported victimization in rural China. The direct effect of parental migration on children's victimization as well as the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Unintended consequences of local alcohol restrictions in rural Alaska - Ogilvie KA.
Since 1981, Alaskans have had the ability to enact by referendum local restrictions in alcohol sales, importation, and possession, known as "local options." Intended to empower rural communities to reduce alcohol abuse and associated violence and trauma, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Citizens' perceptions of police in rural US communities: a multilevel analysis of contextual, organisational and individual predictors - Holmes MD, Painter MA, Smith BW.
There has been little research on citizens' attitudes about policing in rural communities in the USA, and existing studies do not examine the effects of community characteristics on these attitudes. We extend this work theoretically and analytically by con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Internal migration, social exclusion, and victimization - Zhong H, Xu J, Piquero AR.
This article applies a multidimensional social exclusion framework to examine Chinese rural-to-urban migrant victimization.METHOD:Data from the 2012 China Labor Dynamics Survey is used to examine whether Chinese migrants are more likely ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities
Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Here ’s What Time You Can Watch
Turn off Netflix this weekend and head outdoors to watch the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower instead. The starry spectacle is set to take place between Oct. 20 and Oct. 22, offering a dazzling display that should delight veteran and novice stargazers alike. This year’s Orionid meteor shower should be especially good because there will be little moonlight that could otherwise drown out the meteors. Just make sure you have clear skies in your local forecast before heading out. “The Orionids peak on October 20 — a dark, moonless night,” wrote NASA’s Jane Houston Jones in a recent statement. &ld...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Drug overdose death rates in rural areas of the United States are now higher than in cities, a trend that worries federal health officials. In 2015, drug overdose was the leading cause of injury-related death in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by Community Health Accreditation Partner for Continued CMS Approval of Its Home Health Agency Accreditation Program
Acknowledges the receipt of an application from the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for home health agencies (HHAs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Comments regarding the continued recognition of CHAP must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on November 20, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 20, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Analyses, Research and Studies To Address the Impact of CMS Programs on American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Beneficiaries and the Health Care System Serving These Beneficiaries
Announces the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) intent to expand research on how CMS programs impact the delivery of healthcare to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) beneficiaries. Expansion will occur through a single source award to the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) totaling $4 million, dispersed over a five-year period beginning September 29, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 20, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce: Tools, Resources and Outcomes
November 14, 2017; 3:30-4:30pm EST. Par of the Workforce Grand Rounds Webinar Series (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Victimization of children left behind in rural China - Chen X, Liang N, Ostertag SF.
OBJECTIVES:Examine the relationship between parental rural-to-urban migration, caretaking arrangement, and left-behind children's self-reported victimization in rural China. The direct effect of parental migration on children's victimization as well as the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Citizens' perceptions of police in rural US communities: a multilevel analysis of contextual, organisational and individual predictors - Holmes MD, Painter MA, Smith BW.
There has been little research on citizens' attitudes about policing in rural communities in the USA, and existing studies do not examine the effects of community characteristics on these attitudes. We extend this work theoretically and analytically by con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Internal migration, social exclusion, and victimization - Zhong H, Xu J, Piquero AR.
This article applies a multidimensional social exclusion framework to examine Chinese rural-to-urban migrant victimization.METHOD:Data from the 2012 China Labor Dynamics Survey is used to examine whether Chinese migrants are more likely ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Hot Topics at the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care, Part III: Rural Health and the Law: Emerging Issues and Trends
November 14, 2017 1:00-2:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials
ERS has assembled 70 charts and maps covering key information about the farm and food sectors, including agricultural markets and trade, farm income, food prices and consumption, food security, rural economies, and the interaction of agriculture and natural resources. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making Connections: A Guide to Starting a Rural Health Care Telemedicine Program
This guide discusses telemedicine as an effective strategy for providing high-quality care across distances and provides practical " how-to " information by highlighting the experiences of Medical Advocacy and Outreach of Alabama as they planned and implemented the Alabama eHealth program. This guide also includes downloadable forms, links to other resources, and information about how to request support or technical assistance to set up a telemedicine program in your community. Download requires free registration. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Illicit Drug Use, Illicit Drug Use Disorders, and Drug Overdose Deaths in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas - United States
Study reports on illicit drug use and drug use disorders in metropolitan and rural areas between 1999 and 2015. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Single-Source Awards: Analyses, Research and Studies to Address the Impact of CMS Programs on American Indian/Alaska Native Beneficiaries and the Health Care System Serving these Beneficiaries
Pre-publication notice announcing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) intent to expand research on how CMS programs impact the delivery of healthcare to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) beneficiaries. Expansion will occur through a single source award to the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) totaling $4 million, dispersed over a five-year period beginning September 29, 2017. Final publication in the Federal Register is scheduled for October 20, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth, New Data Show
Highlights new data on the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) across the county, in individual states, and by demographics like race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Also touches on the lifelong impact ACEs can have on a person's health and well-being and ways to mitigate these impacts by building resilience in children. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC Reports Rising Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths in Rural Areas
This report,Illicit Drug Use, Illicit Drug Use Disorders, and Drug Overdose Deaths in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas — United States, also found that the percentage of people reporting past-month use of illicit drugs has declined for youth aged 12-17 and increased substantially for other age groups. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Hospital Closings Likely to Increase
Discusses recent hospital closures and indications that they are likely to continue because these hospitals continue to have insufficient patient populations, high rates of uninsured patients, dwindling cash flow, and physician shortages. It is estimated that 9% of rural hospitals are at high risk for financial trouble, and these hospitals often serve vulnerable populations with significant health disparities. Also touches on programs designed to help these hospitals improve quality and track their viability. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Country diary: up to the gills in toadstool spores
Hollingside Wood, Durham City Overnight, uncountable numbers of microscopic spores had drifted down to be made visible on the paper surfaceThere is something stealthy about toadstools. When we followed this path recently there were none. Today a dozen shaggy parasols (Chlorophyllum rhacodes) had appeared, shouldering aside the soil with their closed caps. One of these toadstools,with a newly expanded scaly canopy perched on its long frilled stalk, was at the perfect stage for preparing a spore print.Related:Weatherwatch: The cleverness of mushroomsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Phil Gates Tags: Fungi Biology Environment Sylvia Plath Rural affairs UK news Source Type: news

Unintended consequences of local alcohol restrictions in rural Alaska - Ogilvie KA.
Since 1981, Alaskans have had the ability to enact by referendum local restrictions in alcohol sales, importation, and possession, known as "local options." Intended to empower rural communities to reduce alcohol abuse and associated violence and trauma, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New book explores chasing the American dream in rural trailer parks
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) In the new book, Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park, anthropologist and ethnographer Sonya Salamon and co-author Katherine MacTavish discuss how the American housing dream in rural trailer parks is often just that -- a dream -- that is rarely realized by those working poor families who call these parks home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Age of first arrest, sex, and drug use as correlates of adult risk behaviors among rural women in jails - Tillson M, Strickland JC, Staton M.
This study examined the timing of first sex, drug use, and arrest, as well as the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors influencing suicide in older rural males: a review of Australian studies - Crnek-Georgeson KT, Wilson LA, Page A.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide remains an important public health issue in Australia, responsible for around 2500 deaths each year. Although suicide only accounts for around 1.7% of total mortality in Australia per year, 75% of suicide deaths are in males. This art... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

An Inequality Beyond Wealth: Gaps in Women ’s Health
A mother and her child from West Point, a low-income neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. The 10-worst countries to be a mother in are all in sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 2017 (IPS)While many often focus on wealth disparities, economic inequality is often a symptom and cause of other inequalities including women’s access to sexual and reproductive health. In a new report, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) explores the persistent, if not widening, inequalities in sexual and reproductive health around the world, holding back women and girls from a productive and prosperous f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Africa:Rural-Urban Exodus Slowing Progress of Fight Against Hunger
[East African] Long seen as a getaway from poverty, rural-urban migration is now casting a shadow on the prospects of eradicating poverty and hunger in the world, as explosive urbanisation robs the rural areas of the young labour force needed for transformation, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Health Wagon: A Telehealth Resource in a Rural Wilderness
Highlights The Health Wagon, a mobile health service that has been serving rural Virginia for more than 30 years. Initially providing care out of the back of a Volkswagen, this service has expanded to providing care using Remote Area Medical vehicles, telehealth, mHealth devices, and drones. The area served has high rates of chronic disease, opioid abuse, and suicide. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 18, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UMN receives grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust to test 'super ambulances'
(University of Minnesota Medical School) The University of Minnesota has received a grant of $892,462 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust's Rural Healthcare Program to explore the feasibility of equipping ambulances that function as mobile emergency departments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

VA: Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; (Amended) Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcing an open meeting of the Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee, which examines programs and policies that affect the delivery of rural VA healthcare and advises the VA Secretary on rural healthcare issues. The meeting is scheduled for November 1-2, 2017, and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern each day. Agenda items include an update from department leadership, and presentations on general healthcare issues. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

EOP: Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States
Executive order designed to facilitate the purchase of health insurance across state lines, increase health plan choice and competition, and improve access to affordable healthcare by focusing on three main areas: association health plans (AHPs), short-term, limited duration insurance (STLDI), and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Another Outbreak Related to the Nation ’s Opioid Crisis: Hepatitis C
Details the increased rates of Hepatitis C and how they correlate to the opioid epidemic by looking at West Virginia, which has the highest rates of overdose deaths and new hepatitis B and C infections in the country. Because those infected with hepatitis often do not display symptoms immediately, the disease can go untreated for years, leading eventually to end-stage liver disease. This is one among many diseases that are rising in the midst of the opioid epidemic, and although there is a treatment for it, for many it is not affordable. (May require subscription to view full article.) (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

On Back Roads Of Appalachia ’s Coal Country, Mental Health Services Are As Rare As Jobs
Highlights the difficulty of accessing mental healthcare in rural West Virginia. Residents are faced with barriers like few providers, long wait times, distance, and limited access to vehicles. With the local economy struggling, common mental health ailments like anxiety and depression can be exacerbated. This is particularly concerning because the region has high suicide rates and because lack of mental healthcare can contribute to other health issues. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

'Mystery clients' reveal weaknesses of tuberculosis care in rural China
(PLOS) Many health care providers in China -- especially those at village clinics and township health centers -- fail to correctly manage tuberculosis (TB) cases, according to a study involving standardized patients published this week in PLOS Medicine by Sean Sylvia of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, Chengchao Zhou of Shangdong University, China, and colleagues at the World Bank, McGill University, Stanford University and other institutions in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Policing "domestic disturbances" in small towns and rural communities: implications for officer and victim safety - Huey L, Ricciardelli R.
Drawing on Canadian police data on homicide involving domestic dispute calls from 1960 to the present (n = 20), as well as on in-depth interviews with police officers (n = 33) working in rural and remote communities, the authors reexamine the argument that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

When Is Digital Technology Not a Medical Device in the US?
Conclusion Whether you are an incumbent, a contender, or a hopeful, the direction of FDA regulation in this area is positive. Since the first iPad was launched, several types of healthcare software have moved from regulated to not regulated, and FDA’s guidance documents confirm that they intend to focus their enforcement resources on high-risk software products. If companies design their products in ways such that they are fairly described as not “active” or not “primary,” then the five “non-medical device” categories of the Cures Act will become the standard way to consciousl...
Source: MDDI - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Roger Cepeda Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

West Virginians Speak Out on Medical and Health Research (October 2017)
Results from an online survey of 403 West Virginian adults on the opioid epidemic, federal spending on medical and health research, STEM education, rural health research, health disparities, health information exchange, and clinical trials. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ageing Asia: What Does the Future Hold?
Conclusion To effectively meet the meets of the growing elderly population over the next few decades, it is crucial that we understand what socio-economic, cultural and political factors will drive their healthcare decision making, especially where out-of-pocket payment will be required.  Market research, grounded in local knowledge and expertise, is a key means of achieving this understanding. Whether via patients directly (recognizing the technological or capability limitations that may exist in the elderly population), or their caregivers (noting that the family has traditionally played an important role in provid...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Africa:The Traditional Vegetable and Sweet Potato Research That's Revolutionising the Way We Build Food and Nutrition Security in Africa
[] Johannesburg -Research focusing on traditional crops that are often ignored and known as "orphan crops" shows they contain minerals and vitamins that are essential for the body and are mostly consumed by rural African people. Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research among these crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Does violence affect the use of contraception? Identifying the hidden factors from rural India - Singh N, Shukla SK.
The objective of this study is to investigates the relationship between domestic violence and use of contraception among married women in rural India. DATA: Third round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-III). METHODOLOGY: Cross tabula... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Probable psychiatric disorder in a rural community of West Bengal, India - Barik A, Sarkhel S, Basu S, Chowdhury A, Rai RK.
This study aims to understand the factors associated with pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) noncompletion after dog bites: estimating the unseen to meet the needs of the underserved - Tarantola A, Blanchi S, Cappelle J, Ly S, Chan M, In S, Peng Y, Hing C, Taing CN, Ly S, Bourhy H, Buchy P, Dussart P, Mary JY.
Post exposure prophylaxis prevents human rabies and is accessible in Cambodia principally in Phnom Penh, the capital. Timely, affordable access to post-exposure prophylaxis is a challenge for the mainly rural population. We aimed to identify districts inde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of the unintentional firearm deaths and injuries in rural areas - Alkan M.
When asked the reason of having a gun to millions of gun owners in the world, probably they would give the same answers such as for protection themselves, their family or place, recreation, security problems or hunting. This wide array of explanation sand ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Busting Rural Healthcare Myths
October 26, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pro Bono Work Can Also Be Good For Business, Bill Waddell Says
When Little Rock attorney Bill Waddell found himself in the national spotlight in August, he embraced it to spread the word on the first rural legal-medical partnership in Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

EOP: Notification of a Public Meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (Commission)
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will hold its fifth meeting on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern. The meeting will include personal stories about coping with addiction, and a discussion and voting on the Commission's final report, which will be posted on ONDCP's website shortly before the meeting begins. Meeting participation will be available via livestreaming. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HRSA: Proposed Standards for the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program's Quality Bonus System
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting comments regarding the proposed establishment of a quality bonus system for the Children ’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program. Certain proposed elements of the program include reference to rural-specific measures and standards. Written comments must be submitted no later than December 15, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news