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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...


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...

USDA Map Shows Rural Population Loss

June 15, 2018

The USDA Economic Research Service updated data on their Atlas of Rural and Small Town America to include population data from 2016-2017. The data shows, generally, a decrease in rural areas and increase in urban areas. The map also includes population comparisons to 2010, unemployment...

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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.