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Critical Access Hospitals

Report: Hospitals not always best fit for rural communities

Report: Hospitals not always best fit for rural communities

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for Outcomes Testing and Education finds that many stakeholders in seven rural states believe rural communities should transform their critical-access hospitals into hybrid clinics that provide primary care and emergency services.

CMS revives Obama-era critical-access hospital rule

CMS revives Obama-era critical-access hospital rule

The CMS plans to finalize an Obama-era rulemaking that updates the standards that critical-access hospitals have to meet for Medicare reimbursement. The agency estimates that implementing the rule could cost the industry $773 million to $1.1 billion.

Congress far from Medicare extender deal

Congress far from Medicare extender deal

Rural hospitals are worried Congress' delay in funding now-expired Medicare extenders will throw them into more financial instability as the providers face a continuing crisis of closures.

GOP health bill could spell doom for rural providers

GOP health bill could spell doom for rural providers

Rural hospitals, already struggling after years of cuts to the growth of Medicare reimbursement, fear the plan to end Medicaid expansion and drop billions from the program would mean many would have to close their doors.

Purchase of CityMD signals strong investor interest in urgent care

Purchase of CityMD signals strong investor interest in urgent care

Since opening a single clinic on the Upper East Side in 2010, urgent-care chain CityMD has grown to 68 locations in three states. Its New York storefronts, which provide convenient walk-in health care to residents, have become as ubiquitous throughout the city as bank branches and Duane Reades.

CMS selects hospitals for rural health demonstration

The CMS has announced rural hospitals that will participate in a new demonstration known as the Frontier Community Health Integration Project. Hospitals involved in the demonstration will receive additional Medicare reimbursement for new services that make getting healthcare more convenient.

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