Updates

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 co-sponsor the CARE Act, contact your Member...

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 co-sponsor the CARE Act, contact your Member...

Efforts by the CAH Coalition to stop the proposed cuts to swing-bed reimbursement rates were successful as Congress passed their new budget on February 9th. This budget included the much-anticipated Medicare Extenders package. The original Medicare Extenders proposal from House Ways and Means originally included cuts to Critical Access Hospitals swing...

The new Continuing Resolution was released late last night. This proposal would fund the government through March 24th. There are dozens of major changes in health care included in the House continuing resolution legislation. There is no guarantee this will pass as-is, but GOP leaders have certainly sweetened the deal with...

The CAH Coalition is seeking your comments on certain policy areas which are of immediate importance to CAHs. We want your input on Anthem’s payment policy changes in regards to emergency departments and imaging as well as recent audits of emergency department availability cost criteria. Have you been impacted by the recent...

Reps. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) and Tom O’Halleran’s (D-AZ), along with 17 other members, sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee opposing changes to swing bed reimbursements. You can read the signed letter here. The House Ways and Means Committee announced their Medicare extenders package on November 15. In the package,...

The CAH Coalition's legislation, the bipartisan Critical Access and Rural Equity (CARE) Act, H.R. 3224, has been introduced in the United States House of Representatives. The CARE Act legislation will ensure Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are able to maintain high-quality care in their rural communities by offering greater clarity to...

Congress has returned from August recess with a growing list of issues needing resolutions. By the end of September, Congress needs to pass a year of government funding, and extend various federal programs such as CHIP and the National Flood Insurance Program. With the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Members...

Critical Access Hospitals have never been more challenged, that is why the CAH Coalition is growing and expanding. It's important to have a loud, unified voice for CAHs in Washington. Working with our CAH Coalition members over the last few years, we successfully stopped the Obama Administration’s 10-mile proximity rule and...