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Rural Advocates Stand Up for CAHs in Letter to Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Evan Jenkins (R-WV) and Representative Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ) wrote a bipartisan letter this morning to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee opposing using Critical Access Hospital (CAH) cuts as a pay-for in the Committee's Rural Medicare Extenders package..

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Rural tech training, partnerships worth their weight in gold.

One of 41 grantees to receive funds from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to assist health entities with the successful adoption of electronic health records, NeKY RHIO’s sustainability model includes a membership plan with a threepronged approach: core services, IT services and support membership..

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Total immersion: Rethinking the future of rural health and well-being.

Rural communities vary a great deal in terms of population, infrastructure, remoteness and culture. But in general, they are fundamentally different from cities along all of those same dimensions. It stands to reason, then, that the health care system that works well in rural America would be qualitatively different from the health care system that works well in cities. .

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Revealing the scope of rural OB unit closures.

Closures of rural obstetrics units and entire hospitals have affected access to care for more than 28 million women of reproductive age living in rural America. With many hospitals closing OB units, women in rural areas are traveling many miles for treatment and delivery..

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Serving Those Who Served: The Veterans Community Care and Access Act.

This morning, we wrote a letter to Senator John McCain and Senator Jerry Moran to thank them both for introducing the Veterans Community Care and Access Act of 2017. This bill would create access to community health care for veterans who are currently unable to receive the health care services they need from a Veterans Affairs (VA) facility. This legislation offers veterans the opportunity to receive care in their community, rather than traveling miles and fighting through endless barriers to....

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