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NRHA announces 2016 Rural Health Award recipients

The National Rural Health Association is proud to announce its 2016 Rural Health Award recipients. The following organizations and individuals will be honored May 12 during NRHA’s 39th Annual Rural Health Conference, which will attract more than 800 rural health professionals and students to Minneapolis. “We’re especially proud of this year’s winners,” said Alan Morgan, NRHA CEO. “They have each already made tremendous strides to advance rural health care, and we’re confident they will...

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NRHA, DentaQuest launch National Rural Oral Health Initiative

NRHA today announced that it will partner with the DentaQuest Foundation for the creation of the National Rural Oral Health Initiative. The National Rural Oral Health Initiative is the combined effort of NRHA and the DentaQuest Foundation to improve the oral health disparities in rural America through policy, communications, education and research activities. As oral health issues have long impacted those living in rural communities, the activities included in this initiative are designed...

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Help NRHA halt rural hospital closures

Less than a week into 2016, and we already have our first rural hospital closure of the New Year. Saint Mary’s Hospital in Streator, Ill., a 94-bed rural hospital, closed inpatient and emergency room care on Jan. 4. The National Rural Health Association urges policy makers to focus on this growing health crisis, which threatens basic access to health care for rural Americans.   According to the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina, there...

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NRHA announces new and future leaders

Leadership for the National Rural Health Association is secure for 2016 and beyond, thanks to recent elections for Board of Trustees and Rural Health Congress positions and the selection of candidates for NRHA’s Rural Health Fellows program. NRHA members chose David Schmitz, MD, as president-elect. Schmitz, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho chief rural officer and director for rural training tracks, will assume the duties of NRHA president in 2017. “Being entrusted to serve the...

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CMS issues final rule on access

CMS just released a final rule for the Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services, finalizing a proposed rule issued in 2011.The final rule require state Medicaid agencies collect data to demonstrate access to care by examining enrollee needs, the availability of care and providers, and the utilization of services. Beneficiary experiences are to be a primary determinant of whether access is sufficient. While the rule includes guidelines for this review, it demurred on the issue...

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Get to know NRHA's 2016 candidates

Two members are vying to be NRHA's president-elect and two more for NRHA’s Board of Trustees secretary position. Multiple others are nominated for Board of Trustees and Rural Health Congress positions. Please review each officer candidate's nomination submission below in advance of the voting period beginning Nov. 3 for NRHA members. The president-elect will serve in that role in 2016 and as president in 2017. Tommy Barnhart for president-elect "In my 40...

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Rep. Ryan elected House speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been elected speaker of the House of Representatives. Rep. Ryan will be replacing Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), who has served as speaker for five years. Rep. Ryan has served in the House since 1999.

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Rep. Ryan selected as nominee for Speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was selected as the nominee for Speaker of the House today by the House Republicans. Rep. Ryan defeated Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) during a closed-door election of the House Republican Conference. Rep. Ryan is expected to be ratified by the full House Thursday. He will replace John Boehner  (R-OH) who will be stepping down later this week.

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NRHA disappointed in tentative budget deal

Late Monday night, Congressional leaders and the White House reached a tentative budget deal that would raise the debt limit, avoid a shutdown in December, and would set spending levels through September 2017. The National Rural Health Association is disappointed that the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 includes site-neutral payment cuts on hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and the extension of sequestration for Medicare payments. Rural hospitals play a critical role in providing 24/7...

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McCarthy withdraws from speaker election

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has withdrawn from the race for speaker of the House of Representatives. The election has been postponed. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will continue to serve in the position until the House elects a new speaker. Rep. Boehner announced in September that he will resign from Congress at the end of this month.

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