Senators ask HHS secretary to protect access to health care in rural communities

AHA News Now

In a letter yesterday to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a bipartisan group of 41 senators representing rural states expressed interest in working with the administration to strengthen access to hospital and health care services in vulnerable rural communities. “Rural hospitals play a... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: rural, access

Senate Finance Committee holds confirmation hearing for CMS administrator

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The Senate Finance Committee today held a confirmation hearing for health care consultant Seema Verma, President Trump’s nominee to serve as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator. During the hearing, Verma voiced support for helping rural and other health care providers avoid unnecessary... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Medicare, rural, Medicaid, leadership, regulation

Leading Rural Health Into the Next Frontier

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One of the best parts of my job is getting to travel the country and meet the women and men who are leading the way in redefining the “H” and transforming health care. Rodney Nelson, president and CEO of the Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace, MI, is one of those leaders. He sought new, creative... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, Redefining the H, awards, leadership

Webcast replay: Strategies for ensuring access in vulnerable communities

AHA News Now

The AHA has released a replay of its Feb. 6 webcast on innovative strategies to preserve access to essential health services in vulnerable rural and urban communities, recorded at the Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in Phoenix. During the webcast, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and members of... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: rural

AHA issues discussion guide for ensuring access to care in vulnerable communities

AHA News Now

The AHA today released a discussion guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement innovative ways to preserve access to essential health care services in vulnerable rural and urban communities. The AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities recently issued... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: rural, Critical Access Hospitals, access, governance

Reminder: Special AHA webcast Monday on ensuring access

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AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack will host a live webcast Monday, Feb. 6, from the Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in Phoenix. During the event, Pollack and members of the AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities will discuss the panel’s recent report on nine innovative... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: rural, Critical Access Hospitals

Reminder: Special AHA webcast Monday on ensuring access

AHA News Now

AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack will host a live webcast Monday, Feb. 6, from the Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in Phoenix. During the event, Pollack and members of the AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities will discuss the panel’s recent report on nine innovative... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: rural, Critical Access Hospitals

Legislation introduced to make direct supervision moratorium permanent

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Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Reps. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) last night introduced AHA-supported legislation (S. 243/H.R.741) to permanently extend the enforcement moratorium on “direct supervision” of outpatient therapeutic services for... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: rural, CAHs

Special AHA webcast Feb. 6 on ensuring access

AHA News Now

AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack will host a live webcast Monday, Feb. 6, from the Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in Phoenix. During the event, Pollack and members of the AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities will discuss the panel’s recent report on nine innovative... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: rural

Senate Finance Committee holds hearing for HHS secretary nominee

AHA News Now

The Senate Finance Committee today held a confirmation hearing for Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), President Trump’s nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services. Price said his first order of business if confirmed as HHS secretary would be to see how the president’s recent executive order would be... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, regulation, telemedicine

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