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Policy Options to Increase Physician Training Education in Proper Opioid Prescribing

Description: This report discusses the recommendations of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis regarding mandating "medical education and prescriber education initiatives in proper opioid prescribing and risks of developing an SUD [Substance Use Disorder]." It provides an overview on various policy options to encourage further training for physicians and other prescription empowered providers while in school and training as well as on the job.
Date: December 22, 2017
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The National Health Services Corps

Description: This report provides an overview of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) a program which funds scholarships and loan repayment programs for medical professionals who work in under-served areas at an approved facility. Topics discussed include the program's funding, the number and types of providers the program supports, and the locations where they serve
Date: September 27, 2017
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer

Description: This report begins with a working definition of the mental health workforce and a brief discussion of alternative definitions. It then describes three dimensions of the mental health workforce that may influence quality of care, access to care, and costs of care: licensure requirements and scope of practice for each provider type in the mental health workforce, estimated numbers of each provider type in the mental health workforce, and average annual wages for each provider type in the mental health workforce. The report then briefly discusses how these dimensions of the mental health workforce might inform certain policy discussions.
Date: April 20, 2018
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Community Health Center Fund: In Brief

Description: This report provides information on the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF) that may be useful for discussions about the fund's future. Specifically, it includes information on: the types of grants awarded, total funds disbursed, and the amount of CHCF funds that facilities in each state and territory received.
Date: February 12, 2015
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)

Description: This report describes the Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program's purpose and structure, history, and authorizations and appropriations. It also provides select program data, including the number of hospitals supported under the program, their location, the amount of funding they receive, and the number of residents trained. Finally, the report discusses alternative sources of GME funding available and some issues that Congress may consider as part of the program's reauthorization.
Date: April 24, 2018
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Emergency Department Boarding of Behavioral Health Patients

Description: This report outlines emergency department (ED) boarding of behavioral health (BH) patients and highlights areas for research and discusses policy options Congress may consider to reduce BH patient boarding. Behavioral health refers to patients with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders. Boarding refers to the holding of inpatients in an ED after an admission or transfer decision has been made.
Date: July 19, 2018
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Community Health Center Fund: In Brief

Description: The report discusses the Health Center Program, which is administered by the Health Resource and Services Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services, awards grants to outpatient health care facilities that provide care to medically under-served populations.
Date: April 24, 2015
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Health Centers: An Overview

Description: This report provides an overview of the federal Health Center Program, including its statutory authority, program requirements, and appropriation levels. It then describes health centers in general, including where they are located, their patient population, and outcomes associated with health center use. The report also describes federal programs available to assist health center operations, including the federally qualified health center (FQHC) designation for Medicare and Medicaid payments. The report concludes with two appendices that describe FQHC payments for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries served at health centers and programs that are similar to health centers but not authorized in Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act.
Date: January 6, 2016
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Factors Related to the Use of Planned Parenthood Affiliated Health Centers (PPAHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

Description: Recent debates about federal funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliated health centers have raised questions about the services that such centers provide and the availability of alternative facilities to provide similar services to a similar population. This report provides background information and data that may be useful for policymakers evaluating these recent debates.
Date: December 3, 2015
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Health Centers

Description: This report provides an overview of the federal health center program including its statutory authority, program requirements, and appropriation levels. The report then describes health centers in general, where they are located, their patient population, and some outcomes associated with health center use. It also describes some federal programs available to assist health center operations including the federally qualified health center (FQHC) designation for Medicare and Medicaid payments. The report then concludes with a brief discussion of issues for Congress such as the potential effects of the ACA on health centers, the health center workforce, and financial considerations for health centers in the context of changing federal and state budgets. Finally, the report has two appendixes that describe (1) FQHC payments for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries served at health centers; and (2) programs that are similar to health centers but not authorized in Section 330 of the PHSA.
Date: March 21, 2012
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Health Centers: An Overview

Description: This report provides an overview of the federal Health Center Program, including its statutory authority, program requirements, and appropriation levels. It also describes federal programs available to assist health center operations, including the federally-qualified health center (FQHC) designation for Medicare and Medicaid payments, and concludes with two appendices that describe FQHC payments for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
Date: May 19, 2017
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Health Centers

Description: This report provides an overview of the federal health center program including its statutory authority, program requirements, and appropriation levels. The report then describes health centers in general, where they are located, their patient population, and some outcomes associated with health center use. It also describes some federal programs available to assist health center operations including the FQHC designation for Medicare and Medicaid payments. The report concludes with a brief discussion of issues for Congress such as the potential effect of the ACA on health centers, the health center workforce, and financial considerations for health centers in the context of changing federal and state budgets.
Date: December 24, 2013
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Health Centers

Description: This report provides an overview of the federal health center program including its statutory authority, program requirements, and appropriation levels. The report then describes health centers in general, where they are located, their patient population, and some outcomes associated with health center use. It also describes some federal programs available to assist health center operations as well as issues for Congress.
Date: April 1, 2014
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer

Description: This report begins with a working definition of the mental health workforce and a brief discussion of alternative definitions. It then describes three dimensions of the mental health workforce that may influence quality of care, access to care, and costs of care. The report then briefly discusses how these dimensions of the mental health workforce might inform certain policy discussions.
Date: April 16, 2015
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J. & Bagalman, Erin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-123): CHIP, Public Health, Home Visiting, and Medicaid Provisions in Division E

Description: This report provides information about the provisions from Division E of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA 2018) related to CHIP, certain public health programs, the MIECHV program, and the Medicaid program.
Date: March 20, 2018
Creator: Mitchell, Alison & Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer

Description: This report begins with a working definition of the mental health workforce and a brief discussion of alternative definitions. It then describes three dimensions of the mental health workforce that may influence quality of care, access to care, and costs of care: (1) licensure requirements and scope of practice for each provider type in the mental health workforce, (2) estimated numbers of each provider type in the mental health workforce, and (3) average annual wages for each provider type in the mental health workforce. The report then briefly discusses how these dimensions of the mental health workforce might inform certain policy discussions.
Date: October 18, 2013
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J. & Bagalman, Erin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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