rural, financial performance, community, data, rural health clinics
This chartbook provides an overview of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) characteristics and issues using data from CMS’s Provider of Services file, Medicare Cost Reports, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s’ County Health Ranking and will be useful to policymakers and others interested in the performance of RHCs nationally. It can also be useful to RHC administrators to benchmark staffing patterns, productivity, and efficiency. Finally, it provides a discussion of the challenges related to collection and reporting of RHC quality data.
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Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA
Gale, J. A., Croll, Z., Croom, J., Munk, L., & Jonk, Y. (2022). Community Characteristics and Financial and Operational Performance of Rural Health Clinics in the United States: A Chartbook. University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.