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On Thursday, August 30th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced they will waive of certain requirements for hospitals providing care in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  Regarding Critical Access Hospitals, "CMS waives the requirements limiting the number of patient beds to 25, and allows for length of stays beyond...

Communities in rural America are turning to new methods to attract the physicians needed to serve the needs of their communities. Governing interviewed CEO of Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas, about the situation his hospital is facing, and provides  analysis of physician data across the country.  ...

The CEO of Carthage Area Hospital spoke with Becker's Hospital Review and shared his story of bringing the Critical Access Hospital from brink of bankruptcy to financial viability. With all of the financial pressures on Critical Access Hospitals today, the work of Carthrage Area Hospital is particularly impressive. Read on...

The Health Resources and Services Administration announced last week that it expects the new 340B registration system to be released by mid-September, however this will not include to the 340B ceiling-price verification component. HRSA notified users, and put on the registration website, that the current 340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs...

More Americans are living in hospital deserts, places where the nearest emergency room is 30 or more miles away, as rural hospitals are under increased threat of closure. ​"Some in Congress have proposed efforts to try to save rural hospitals. A bipartisan group of senators led by Iowa Republican Charles Grassley...

​Health Bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could put rural providers in serious hardships, exacerbating the issues they already face. Roger Knak, CEO of the Oklahoma CAH Fairview Regional Medical Center, spoke with Modern Healthcare about the potential impact the proposed health bills could have on these hospitals.  ...