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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment which advises the HHS Secretary and CMS Administrator. "The Panel shall consist of a chair and up to 15 members who are full-time employees of hospitals, hospital systems, or other...

A reported 83 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and Becker's has broken those hospitals up by each of the 26 states. Many more hospitals are at risk of closure. The CAH Coalition advocates for policy that will strengthen rural hospitals across the United States. ...

Alabama Public Radio shares their research following findings that only half of rural hospitals have the ability to deliver babies. APR shares their story and the complicated issues facing Alabama's rural providers. ...

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has requested internal documents from Anthem in regards to their policy denying emergency department treatment retroactively. Anthem has seemingly changed their ED reimbursement policy recently, as hospitals have reported a rapid increase in denials. Anthem has told hospitals that patients who received care in their ED...

The federal government shut down on January 20, 2018. Click the link below to see the information HHS released  on their operating status during the government's lapse in funding. ...

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released their report, “Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States.” The study took place in 2017 and interviewed more than 90 leaders in rural health in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The BPC believes local,...

The American Medical Association released their 'Economic Impact Study' showing, "that doctors in the U.S. each support, directly and indirectly, an average of just more than 17 jobs." The AMA's report includes an interactive map showing the economic activity, directly and indirectly, related to physicians in each state. ...

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced new regulations today expanding reasonable costs for Veterans seeking emergency care outside of the VA system. Given the VA's recent actions to remedy delayed payments to community providers, the expansion of emergency benefits is welcomed additional support for our Veterans seeking emergent care close...