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Panels and Networks - Rural Health Panel

The RUPRI Rural Health Panel was established in 1993 to provide science-based, objective policy analysis to federal policy makers. While panel members are drawn from a variety of academic disciplines and bring varied experiences to the analytical enterprise, panel documents reflect the consensus judgment of all panelists.

The Panelís analysis of the Medicare Modernization Act has been the premier document for policy makers interested in improving that legislation. The Panelís work will provide guidance to national policy makers wanting to implement IOM recommendations.

Panel Members:

Andrew F. Coburn, PhD, is a professor of Health Policy and Management, directs the Institute for Health Policy in the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, and is a senior investigator in the Maine Rural Health Research Center.
 
Jennifer P. Lundblad, PhD, MBA, is president and CEO of Stratis Health, an independent non-profit quality improvement organization based in Bloomington, Minnesota, that leads collaboration and innovation in health care quality and patient safety. Dr. Lundblad has an extensive background in leadership, organization development, and program management in both non-profit and education settings.
 
A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, and a board-certified family physician delivering emergency medicine services in rural Minnesota.
 
Timothy D. McBride, PhD, is a professor of public health in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, and a faculty scholar in the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis.
 
Keith J. Mueller, PhD, is the Rural Health Panel chair. Dr. Mueller is the head of the Department of Health Management and Policy in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, where he is also the Gerhard Hartman Professor and the director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis.
 
Sidney D. Watson, JD, is a professor of Law in the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law. Her research focuses on access to health care for the poor and other disadvantaged people.
 
Health Panel Documents and Presentations

2013-07-17 The Impact of Payment Reform on Rural Medicare Advantage Enrollment and Quality - PDF
Poster Presentation
RUPRI Center for Health Policy Analysis
Leah M. Kemper, Timothy D. McBride, and Abigail R. Barker
July 2013

2013-07-01 Medicare Advantage Enrollment and Quality: Impact on Payment Reform - PDF
Presentation to the International Health Economics Association by Timothy D. McBride, Leah Kemper, Abigail Barker, and Keith Mueller
Sydney, Australia
July 2013

2013-05-08 - How to Succeed by Trying: Adapting to Change - PDF
Presentation by Health Panel Chair Keith Mueller to the Rural Hospital Conference, Colorado Hospital Association
Colorado Springs, CO
May 8, 2013

2013-05-08 - ACOs and Much More: Health Reform Comes to Rural America - PDF
Presented by Health Panel Chair Keith Mueller to the Rural Hospital Conference, Colorado Hospital Association
Colorado Springs, CO
May 8, 2013

2013-05-01 - Impact on Health System Market Changes on Rural Health: ACO, PCMH, VBP Consolidation - PDF
Presentation by Health Panel Chair Keith Mueller to the State Offices for Rural Health Region D Meeting.
San Diego, CA
May 1, 2013

Research to Policy and Practice: Sustaining Rural Health Services - (PDF) Presented by Keith Mueller to the IAHL Rountable Discussion, Des Moines, IA
February 2013

Transferring Risk - The Road to Health Care Value - (PDF) Presentation by Clint MacKinney to the 26th Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ
February 2013

Transforming Health Care in Rural America: Turning Change into Improvement for Rural Residents - (PDFPresentation by Keith Mueller to the Rural Health Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ
February 2013

ACOs and So Much More: Health Reform Comes to Rural America. (PDF) Presentation by Keith Mueller to the CAH Administrator Meeting, Helena, MT, January 2013.
 
Delivering Value: Primary Care's Opportunity for Greatness - but only if... (PDF) Presentation by Clint MacKinney, William Coleman Lecture, UAB School of Medicine, January 2013
 
The Current and Future Role and Impact of Medicaid in Rural Health - (PDF)  September 2012
 
Rural Perspective on Reform - from Volume to Value (PDF) - presented by Clint MacKinney to the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association Conference - September 2012
 
The Impact of Health Care Reform on Rural Communities -(PDF).  Presentation by Keith Mueller to the 2012 Avera Rural Health Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. October 4, 2012

Understanding the Use of Accountable Care Organizations in Rural Health Care Settings - (PDF) Presented by Dr. Keith Mueller at the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health Conference, August 29, 2012, Chicago, IL

The Future of Rural Health - (PDF)  Presented by Dr. Keith Mueller to the U.S. Senate Rural Health Caucus
July 31, 2012

Pursuing High Performance in Rural Health Care - PDF
Rural Futures Lab Foundation Paper No. 4, Prepared by the RUPRI Rural Health Panel, lead authors A. Clinton MacKinney and Keith J. Mueller
January 2012

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