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RUPRI Health Center releases report on the Changing Rural and Urban Enrollment in State Medicaid Programs

RUPRI Health Center releases report on the Changing Rural and Urban Enrollment in State Medicaid Programs

The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis has analyzed Medicaid enrollment in a new brief, Changing Rural and Urban Enrollment in State Medicaid Programs and found that growth was happened in most states, but was largest in expansion states and metropolitan areas generally had higher growth than micropolitan and rural…

RUPRI Health Center Releases Report on Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces

RUPRI Health Center Releases Report on Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces

The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis has released a brief, 2016 Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces, by State. The data shows that about half of all states had higher enrollment growth in non-metropolitan areas than metropolitan areas. In this brief, cumulative county-level enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces…

RUPRI Health Panel member, Jennifer Lundblad, discusses rural hospital innovation

RUPRI Health Panel member, Jennifer Lundblad, discusses rural hospital innovation

    In Health & Hospitals Networks latest publication, Jennifer Lundblad, RUPRI Health Panel Member and president and CEO of Stratis Health, discusses how rural hospitals and rural communities are well-positioned to create innovative population health and wellness programs. “A rural environment lends itself to population health and wellness,” she says.…

RUPRI Health Center releases policy brief on Rural Medicare Advantage Market Dynamics & Quality

RUPRI Health Center releases policy brief on Rural Medicare Advantage Market Dynamics & Quality

Click Here for brief Rural Medicare Advantage Market Dynamics and Quality: Historical Context and Current Implications Leah Kemper, MPH; Abigail R. Barker, PhD; Lyndsey Wilbers, BA; Timothy D. McBride, PhD; and Keith Mueller, PhD The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis has released a policy brief, Rural Medicare Advantage…

RUPRI Health Center Examines Beneficiary Assignment Updates in Medicare ACOs

RUPRI Health Center Examines Beneficiary Assignment Updates in Medicare ACOs

  Medicare Accountable Care Organizations: Beneficiary Assignment Update This brief updates Brief No. 2014-3 and explains changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) regulations issued in June 2015 pertaining to beneficiary assignment for Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs. Overall, the regulatory changes are…

RUPRI Health Center Examines Rural Premium Trends in Health Insurance Marketplace

RUPRI Health Center Examines Rural Premium Trends in Health Insurance Marketplace

  Health Insurance Marketplaces: Premium Trends in Rural Areas Since 2014, when the Health Insurance Marketplaces (HIMs) authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) were implemented, considerable premium changes have been observed in the marketplaces. This policy brief from the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis…

RUPRI Health Panel Examines Medicaid Payment and Challenges and Opportunities for Rural Health Systems

RUPRI Health Panel Examines Medicaid Payment and Challenges and Opportunities for Rural Health Systems

RUPRI Health Panel Medicaid Payment and Delivery System Reform June 2016 Policy Brief – RUPRI Health Panel Medicaid Payment and Delivery System Reform June 2016 Medicaid has grown significantly in its importance to rural health systems and communities; a higher proportion (22 percent) of rural residents was enrolled in Medicaid…