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Urge Congress to Expand Allowable Costs

The CARE Act is currently under consideration in the House and needs your support! Has your Member of Congress signed on to co-sponsor the Critical Access and Rural Equity (CARE) Act? Click here to find out. If your Member has not yet signed on to...


Iowa Approves Legislation Expanding Telehealth

March 21, 2018

The Iowa Senate unanimously approved a bill yesterday to expand telemedicine throughout the state. Representatives of rural districts were particularly eager for this legislation to pass as they see the immediate relief it can bring their home communities, especially when in need of specialty care. Governor Reynolds...

340B Reform Discussion Continues

March 19, 2018

HHS Secretary Alex Azar provided comment to the National Association of Community Health Centers that Medicare’s regulation to cut reimbursement for 340B drugs exemplifies transparency and fairness in drug pricing. He said, “The program was intended to offer affordable medicines to providers focused on low-income...

Hospitals Seek Partnerships to Mitigate Nursing Shortage

March 15, 2018

Hospitals are establishing new career education programs in areas where the nursing shortage has threatened their facility’s staffing capabilities. “To grow the prospective hiring pool, hospitals are implementing partnerships with local colleges to provide hands-on training to nursing students and creating internal pools to fill...

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Upcoming Events

Health Policy Impacting CAHs

Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm


Join the Critical Access Hospital Coalition and Paul Lee, Senior Partner at Strategic Health Care, for an update on recent…


Overcoming Physician Recruitment Challenges in Critical Access Hospitals

Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm


Join the CAH Coalition and Stephanie Hobson for a webinar on overcoming physician recruitment and retention obstacles in Critical Access…


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February 2018 Newsletter

Inside the February 2018 issue of The Pulse, read about the successful stop to proposed cuts to CAH swing-bed reimbursement rates, updates on the Veterans Choice legislation, social determinants of rural health, and a message from our Spotlight Author Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH).