Policy Opportunities for Advancing Rural Health

This presentation describes the transformation in the finance and delivery of health systems as well as exploring social determinants of health. High-performance rural health systems are influenced by policy actions. Presented by Keith Mueller (PhD), Andrew Coburn (PhD), Jennifer Lundblad (PhD), Timothy McBride (PhD) at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Health Association in […]

Meeting Needs in Rural Health Research, Action, Policy

In this presentation, we discuss the changing landscape of rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), new models of care delivery, and community responses to loss of service. Presented by Keith J. Mueller, PhD (The University of Iowa and Director of RUPRI) to the American Health Association Rural Health Care Leadership Conference on February 5, 2019. View […]

Health Panel Comment Letter – Medicare, Part D & Medicaid – December 2018

RE: 42 CFR Parts 422, 423, 438, and 498: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes tothe Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly(PACE), Medicaid Fee-for-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021 The Panel welcomes the opportunity to submit comments on the Medicare Advantage, […]

Webinar – Insuring Rural America: Health Insurance Challenges and Opportunities

September 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Current U.S. policy utilizes various market-based models within Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Insurance Marketplaces to ensure access to health insurance coverage, but access is increasingly uneven and unaffordable, especially in some rural areas. After giving an overview of some of the relevant economic theory, this webinar will take […]

Insuring Rural America: Health Insurance Challenges and Opportunities

This presentation discusses the economic theory and the potential of regulated markets as well as rural-specific issues such as network information and adequacy. Policy opportunities and recommendations are also touched upon. Presented by Timothy D. McBride (PhD) and Abigail R. Barker (PhD) from the Rural Policy Research Institute on September 17, 2018. View Presentation

Dr Keith Mueller, RUPRI Health Panel Chair presents at Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States

January 17, 2018 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ETBipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005 To better understand the challenges and opportunities rural communities face with health care delivery and infrastructure, the Bipartisan Policy Center led an effort over the past 6 months to learn from […]

Accessing Behavioral Health Services in Rural Communities

This presentation explains the concepts of affordability and availability as well as broadening network of participating local organizations to include social services. It also discusses the future of health homes and behavioral health services. Presented by Keith J. Mueller, PhD (College of Public Health, University of Iowa) at the National Academies on November 14, 2017. […]

Rural Health and the Law: Emerging Issues and Trends

This presentation discusses the transformation underway as a result of payer policies designed to improve the value and outcomes of health care while attempting to slow cost growth. It also touches on gaps affecting rural people, places, and providers. Presented by Jennifer P. Lundblad, PhD (President and CEO, Stratis Health; Member RUPRI Health Panel) on […]

RUPRI Health Panel Member, Jennifer Lundblad, Discusses Antibiotic Stewardship for Rural Hospitals

In a recent Rural Monitor article for the Rural Health Information Hub, Jennifer Lundblad, CEO of Stratis Health and a member of the RUPRI Health Panel, discusses the economic impact of antibiotic stewardship (AS) programs for rural hospitals.  She also referenced a RUPRI Health Panel public comment letter on a proposed rule from the Centers on Medicare and Medicaid that would require […]

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. “Providers probably know the patient and their family, they […]

Rural Health Strategies for a Value-Based Future

This presentation touches on rural health context as well as transfer of financial risk. It will also discuss redefine, redesign and a toolbox for value. Presented by A. Clinton MacKinney (Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) at the ASHNHA Conference in Anchorage, Alaska on April 22, 2014. View Presentation

Transitioning to a Value-Based Health Care Future

This presentation discusses the climate of change in health care, payment policies and price reduction threats. It will also touch base on the Affordable Care Act. Presented by A. Clinton MacKinney (Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) at the Improving Health in a Climate of Change NACo in San […]

How to Succeed by Trying: Adapting to Change

This presentation discusses important ways rural hospitals need to think about adapting to the changing policy and demographic landscape. Presented by Keith Mueller (Director, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) for the Rural Hospital Conference Colorado Hospital Association in Colorado Springs, CO on May 8, 2013. View Presentation

ACOs and Much More: Health Reform Comes to Rural America

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) to the Colorado Rural Hospital Conference in Colorado Springs, CO on May 8, 2013. View Presentation

Impact on Health System Market Changes on Rural Health: ACO, PCMH, VBP Consolidation

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 for Rural Health Policy Analysis) for the State Offices of Rural Health – Region D meeting in San Diego, California on May 1, 2013. View Presentation

Rural Emergency Care: Stepping Up to the Challenge

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 (Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) on April 26, 2013. View Presentation

Research to Policy and Practice: Sustaining Rural Health Services

This presentation explores how current and emerging research might impact rural health care providers and policy makers in strengthening sustainable models of healthcare provision in rural areas. Presented by Keith Mueller (Director, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) for the IAHL Roundtable Discussion in Des Moines, Iowa on February 28, 2013. View Presentation

Transforming Health Care in Rural America: Turning Change into Improvements for Rural Residents

This presentation provides analysis of current changes to health care and health care systems that provide services in rural areas. Mueller offers tips for transitioning toward an optimal system that fits within this evolving context. Presented by Keith Mueller (Director, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) to the Rural Health Leadership Conference in Phoenix, […]

Transferring Risk: The Road to Health Care Value

This presentation discusses to increase health care value for rural communities by exploring how to transfer risk from payers to hospitals and physicians. Presented by A. Clinton MacKinney (Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis) to the Rural Health Leadership Conference February 10-13, 2013. View Presentation