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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...

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GAO Highlights Issues with VA Care Ahead of Reforms

June 21, 2018

Fulfilling a provision set by the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the GAO has reviewed the Choice Program and found that the program is producing extended wait times for veterans, despite being originally developed to expedite care when it is not more immediately available through the...

Rural Emergency Staffing Harmed by Physician Shortage

June 20, 2018

A new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine shows a marked difference in emergency care staffing in rural areas as opposed to urban areas. This research shows the physician shortage has made a strong impact on rural emergency care.  

FCC Increases Rural Telecom Funds to $571 Million

June 18, 2018

The FCC voted to increase the funding cap for the Rural Healthcare Program. The program recently came under fire for not fulfilling funding commitments made to service providers and rural hospitals.  Earlier this year, the Commission sought input on proposed rulemaking which would increase the...

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May 2018 Newsletter

The May 2018 issue of The Pulse details FCC and CMS policy changes putting CAHs in distress and the big bills Congress is pushing before summer. Carmen Oguz of North Sunflower Medical Center discusses misconceptions about CAHs.