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 PBS spoke with experts to analyze the potential impact of the most recent tax bill on the health care industry. More information will come as the most recent bill is finalized and shared publicly, but their analysis is helpful as we consider how it will impact our work.     ...

House Committee on Veterans Affairs passed their legislation making permanent the Veteran's Care in the Community and Veterans Choice Programs. Committee Chairman Phil Roe released the statement following the bill's passage: "For the last eleven months, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs has worked tirelessly on behalf of our nation’s heroes. We’ve...

VA Secretary David Shulkin released a statement yesterday urging Congress to pass legislation before the end of 2017, when funding for programs which allow veterans to receive health care in their communities, will run out. These programs received a temporary extension in funding in August of 2017 until the House...

A University of Michigan study shows that Critical Access Hospitals are not engaging in advanced Electronic Health Record (EHR) use. Specifically, CAHs are less likely to utilize EHR's performance measurement and patient engagement data. Read more about the study and its findings below. ...

76 U.S. Representatives from 27 states and D.C. have now signed on to legislation led by David McKinley (R-WV) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) to roll back a new CMS 340B payment reduction regulation that takes effect January 1.  Hospitals are urged to contact their Reps and urge them to sign on....

The Senate, on a 51 to 49 vote, passed its tax reform bill in the early hours of Saturday, December 2, containing numerous provisions impacting health care.  Click here for the 479-page Senate tax bill (last minute floor amendments are not included). Click here for a Washington Post summary of some of the health...

The Rural Health Information Hub, RHIHub, has released an updated analysis on health disparities and best practices for providing health services in rural America. The report compiles data from federal and private partners working to help understand and reduce health disparities. Comparing metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties, RHIHub has found that nonmetropolitan counties...

Modern Healthcare reports the House Ways and Means Committee is far from an agreement on the Medicare extenders package they once hoped to pass before the Thanksgiving holiday. The current proposal would be detrimental to rural health providers. "Rural hospitals are worried Congress' delay in funding now-expired Medicare extenders will throw...