May 21, 2020
- Allocation to Rural Health Clinics for COVID-19 Testing. On Wednesday, the Health Resources and Services Administration allocated $225 million to more than 4,500 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Recipients of the distribution include each RHC with a unique, active CMS Certification Number (CCN) listed in either the CMS Provider of Service file (March 2020) or the CMS Survey & Certification’s Quality, Certification and Oversight Reports (QCOR) before May 7, 2020. Each of these RHCs received a flat amount of just under $50,000. This state-by-state breakdown is an estimate, pending final validation.
- Costs of Emergency Department Visits for Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the United States, 2017. In this brief, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) examines the costs of emergency department (ED) visits with diagnoses of mental and substance use disorders compared to total ED visits. The findings include information by hospital location for large metropolitan, small metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas. The report is part of AHRQs Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, a collection of data and analyzation tools to enable research on a broad range of health policy issues.
- AARP Reports on Caregiving in the United States. The Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons (AARP) reports that more than one in five Americans (21.3 percent) are caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some time in the past 12 months. The report includes information specific to rural caregivers.
- Federal Office of Rural Health Policy FAQs for COVID-19. A set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from our grantees and stakeholders, updated regularly.
- COVID-19 FAQs and Funding for HRSA Programs. Find all funding and frequently asked questions for programs administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
- CDC COVID-19 Updates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides daily updates and guidance, and ongoing Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA).
- Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties. The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis provides up-to-date data and maps on rural and urban confirmed cases throughout the United States. An animated map shows the progression of cases beginning January 21.
- Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019. The Rural Health Information Hub has created a guide to help you learn about activities underway to address COVID-19.