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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...


Bill Introduced to Remove 96 Hour Rule

April 20, 2018

Adrian Smith (R-NE-3) introduced a bill removing the 96-hour rule on Critical Access Hospitals. The bill has since been referred the House Committee on Ways and Means. The Critical Access Hospital Coalition will continue to monitor the status of this legislation.

In Critical Condition: Critical Access Hospitals

April 19, 2018

“In rural communities across the United States, citizens depend on front-line healthcare services from 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Twenty-three percent of Americans live in rural areas; these facilities are often an area’s sole care provider. Sadly, today many CAHs face closure as proposed federal...

Farm Bill Draft Leaked

April 16, 2018

A draft of the House Farm Bill was released late last week. The Farm Bill contains many changes, including a provision allowing the Secretary of Agriculture to declare a ‘rural health emergency’ and allocate funding for such a crisis. The bill includes cuts in spending,...

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March 2018 Newsletter

Inside the March 2018 issue of The Pulse, read about the recent government funding Omnibus package, the CAH allowable cost legislation, Strategies for Effective Managed Care Contracting from our Spotlight Author Carolyn Roten, Partner at Strategic Health Care, and more.