BLOOMINGTON - The Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network is helping patients in smaller communities connect with physicians while still practicing social distancing. The organization is working with healthcare providers in several rural counties to utilize telehealth technology that had been previously installed in schools. The network has been the
"am I rural"
How can I verify that my geographic area status is rural?
RHIhub's Am I Rural? tool can be used to help determine whether a specific location is considered rural based on various definitions of rural, including those used as eligibility criteria for federal programs, such as those administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. HRSA's Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer determines official geographic eligibility for rural health grants. HRSA also offers a Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer and a Medicare Physician Bonus Payment Eligibility Analyzer. The information provided by these tools addresses only the rural aspect of a program's requirements.