The Rural Policy Research Institute provides nonpartisan, research-based analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural communities.
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Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Regards to Rural 2013 Rural Development Initiatives in Corvallis, Oregon on
This presentation touches base on three “visions” which is hoped to frame our future. It also explores the changing context for Rural Action’s mission and
This project examines the implications of changes in Medicare Advantage (MA) payment implemented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) and
This presentation explores the utility of Accountable Care Organizations in a rural context. Presented by Keith Mueller (Director, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis)
This presentation examine the unique advantages that the Frontier Extended Stay Clinic model offers to rural populations. Presented by A. Clinton MacKinney and Patricia Atkinson
This column offers commentary calling for policy makers to add new focus and funding for rural innovations in support of meaningful rural development. Written by
This presentation discusses how the rural healthcare landscape is changing and explores emerging implications for rural healthcare providers. Presented by Keith Mueller (Director, RUPRI Center
This presentation explores the Rural Emergency Department as a flagship healthcare service provider for rural hospitals, hospital systems, and communities. Presented by A. Clinton MacKinney