A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS

Deputy Director, Rural Telehealth Research Center

Phone: 320.363.8150
Fax: 319.384.4371
Email: clint-mackinney@uiowa.edu

Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Iowa
105 River Street, N200 CPHB
Iowa City, IA 52246


Current Projects - (1)

  • The Rural MACRA Experience
    The Rural MACRA Experience project will study rural effects of the new Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) implementation and operation. Rural QPP effects may include provider eligibility, program preparation and data collection challenges, data analysis bias, and differential fiscal impact.
    Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Topics: Healthcare financing, Medicare, Physicians

Completed Projects - (2)

  • Impact of Payment Policy on Access to Physician Care in Rural America
    Profiles of physician practices will be constructed that specify the percent of payments derived from specific current procedural terminology (CPT) codes, dichotomized into evaluation and management (often considered to define primary care) or procedural. Differences across rural practices and between rural and urban practices will be analyzed, with implications for payment policies intended to reward rural primary care.
    Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Topics: Health services, Medicare, Physicians
  • Rural-Urban Physician Payment Differences Across the Nation: Methodological Changes
    This project will simulate the effects of changes to the methodologies used to calculate the three geographic practice cost indices (GPCIs) currently used to adjust physician payment across the 89 Medicare payment areas in the U.S. and territories. Changes to the payment formula will be analyzed to determine potential impact on payment across areas and revenues for rural physician practices.
    Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Topics: Health policy, Medicare, Physicians, Workforce

Publications - (45)