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2015 NRHA leadership candidates

Four members are vying to be NRHA's president-elect.
Multiple others are nominated for board and Rural Health Congress positions.
Review each candidate's nomination submission in advance of the voting period beginning Oct. 28. more

Call for presentations: Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences

NRHA is accepting submissions for the 2014 Rural Health Clinic conference Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Critical Access Hospital conference Oct. 1-3 in Kansas City.

Complete the online applications at the link below by May 9 for consideration to present... more


David Lee, JD

David Lee, JD

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David Lee, JD

Lynn Barr

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    Rural preparedness

    As rural health care workers we are all aware of the unpredictability of what malady may enter our doors. Through...

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    NRHA attends White House “Champions of Change” event

    The National Rural Health Association participated in the “Champions of Change” event hosted by the White House...

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    Get to know NRHA president-elect candidates

    Four members are vying to be NRHA's president-elect and multiple others are nominated for Board of Trustees and Rural...


Is rural America prepared for Ebola?

By Raymond Christensen, MD NRHA 2014 president The National Rural Health Association has long advocated that we are either all prepared to deal with emerging public health crisis, or as a nation, we are simply not prepared at all. Such is the case for the emergence of the Ebola virus. Decades of rural public health [...]

President Obama signs the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 into law

President Obama signed into law the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act). This legislation improves post-acute care for Medicare beneficiaries, and standardizes data for quality, payment and discharge planning for post-acute care providers, including nursing homes and home health agencies. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Ways and Means Committee Chairman [...]

NRHA reacts to HHS report on costs for rural patients

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of Health and Human Services released a report today on the calculation of patient coinsurance amounts between critical access hospitals (CAH) and PPS hospitals. First, some background: CAHs receive cost-based reimbursement for inpatient acute, swing-bed and outpatient services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare patients at CAHs owe coinsurance [...]

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  • David Lee, JD

    Grassroots Call Follow Up

    Posted in: Grassroots Advocacy...

    Hello All, Please find the attached slides and staff contact list mentioned on today's grassroots...

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    Live Webinar October 31, 2014: Change in Profitability...

    Posted in: Grassroots Advocacy...

    Due to high demand, a live repeat of the webinar Change in Profitability and Financial Distress of...

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    New Medicare ACO model announced

    Posted in: Grassroots Advocacy...

    The National Rural Health Association is pleased to announce that CMS has a new model for Accountable...

  • David Schmitz, M.D.

    RE: Your efforts are paying off!

    Posted in: Grassroots Advocacy...

    Thanks so much for this work and all of the efforts! The upcoming NRHA policy paper on "Rural Proofing"...


  1. Lisa Kilawee, M.P.A.
    Lisa Kilawee, M.P.A.

    Avera Health
    Sioux Falls, SD

    1811 Points

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    Tammie Wilson, RN

    Fayette County Memorial Hospital
    Washington Court House, OH

    534 Points

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    Laura Hudson, MPA

    National Rural Health Association
    Washington, DC

    141 Points