Category Archives: rural
May 08, 2018 | Chip Kahn
Providing health care for rural Americans comes with unique challenges. It frequently will require unique solutions. FAH and our members have long advocated for assuring the more than 60 million people who live in rural areas have access to timely, quality care. Advancing the use of telehealth, tailoring Medicare and Medicaid programs to better serve small communities and the other objectives laid out by CMS today will ultimately help patients and those hospitals that serve them.
February 02, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
FAH recently commented on the FCC’s proposed changes for the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program, which provides funding to health care providers for broadband and telecommunications services.
September 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Rural hospitals provide a vital lifeline to nearly 60 million Americans. Whether you are taking you child for a check-up at Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, California or need emergency care at Desoto Memorial in Arcadia, Florida, facilities from coast to coast keep small communities healthy physically and fiscally.
September 13, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Health Care Delivery, Rural
The importance of telehealth to rural communities and the challenges it faces were the topic of a special briefing on Capitol Hill today.
- Public Charge Rule Could Have Chilling Effect on Access to Care
- REPORT: A Medicare Public Option Puts Majority of Rural Hospitals at Risk
- In the News – FAH’s Study on Modernizing the HCAHPS Patient Experience Survey
- Joint Statement from National Hospitals Associations on Proposed CY 2020 OPPS Rule