SC Office of Rural Health

PCMH: Stories of True Transformation

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 By Lindsay Williams, RHIT, CCA, Quality Improvement Coach   We try really hard to stress how Patient-Centered Medical Home is a road map towards true practice transformation. I recently had a conversation about how at times it can feel as if we are just checking boxes to become recognized...

Medical Oral Expanded Care in South Carolina

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Medical Oral Expanded Care in South Carolina (MORE Care)   Introduction Millions of Americans lack access to basic oral health care. This is disproportionately the case for vulnerable populations, including children and adults in rural South Carolina communities. There are several strategies that have promise in reducing...

SC Rural Health Action Plan

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Background As most are unfortunately well aware, South Carolina’s rural communities struggle with the state’s worst health and socio-economic outcomes.  If you live in one of our rural counties, you are more likely to face unique challenges that create disparities in outcomes as compared to those...

Revised VA Website

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Revised  Website Offers Providers, Researchers and Partners Centralized Rural Veteran Information to Help Increase Access to Care Byline: Emily Oehler, Office of Rural Health Communications Manager In an effort to increase rural Veterans access to care and services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Office of Rural...

2018 Essential Community Provider list and petition

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From: Bill Finerfrock, Executive Director, NARHC Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Qualified Health Plans (QHPs), are required to include essential community providers (ECPs) that serve predominantly low-income, medically-underserved individuals in their networks Rural Health Clinics are eligible for designation as ECPs.    As part of the Plan Approval process,...

On-Demand Hypertension Modules Available to Improve Blood Pressure Management in South Carolina and Beyond

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Contact Information: Ali McMenamin, MA, Communication & CE Coordinator Office: 843-792-4981 Email: mcmenami@musc.edu   CHARLESTON, SC—To help providers better care for the large population of hypertensive patients, the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium, in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina, has released 24 online video modules for healthcare...