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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

Lucky you: Save on NRHA’s biggest event

NRHA’s 37th Annual Rural Health Conference is a sure bet with 55-plus innovative, practical and cost-saving sessions April 22-25 in Vegas.

Save $100 on the nation’s largest gathering of rural health professionals, and come early for the Rural Medical... more


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    Temporary SGR leaves rural wanting more

    While the temporary, one-year SGR bill included a number of rural victories, including the extension of critical rural...

  • Brock A. Slabach, MPH, FACHE

    CMS’ preliminary decision on physician supervision

    On March 10, 2014, a team from Illinois and Washington made a presentation to the Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP) Panel...

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    Is Cost Accounting an Option for your Organization?

    Would you agree? Hiring and maintaining a staff dedicated to cost accounting in healthcare is a perpetual process....


AHA, others sue HHS over two midnight rule

Yesterday, the American Hospital Association and several other health care groups and individual hospitals filed two suits against the Department of Health and Human Services over the long-term legality of the two midnight rule.  Among other items, the suits allege that the rule is arbitrary, places undue burdens on hospitals based on unlawful standards, requires [...]

Senate Finance Committee holds hearing with Secretary Sebelius

Earlier today, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius regarding the President’s fiscal year 2015 budget request.  During the hearing, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) questioned Secretary Sebelius on the President’s call to reduce reimbursement to Critical Access Hospitals and expel certain facilities from the program. He [...]

Senate passes one year SGR patch

Minutes ago the Senate passed a 12 month delay of cuts scheduled to take affect under the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate.  In addition to the delay of these cuts, the bill (H.R. 3402) would extend the Medicare Dependent Hospital Program, Low-Volume Hospital adjustment, current rural and “super-rural” ambulance payment rates, and the rural “work floor” [...]

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