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Rural health clinics could be getting overpaid, report cautions
By Virgil Dickson | September 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hundreds of rural health clinics may have been overpaid millions of dollars, according to a recently released report from HHS' Office of Inspector General. Of the 3,521 RHCs OIG examined in its report, 434, or 12%, no longer meet one or both of the qualifications to maintain the designation.
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House passes bill to delay rural hospital supervision requirements
By Bob Herman | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The House passed a bill that would delay the enforcement of physician supervision requirements that many providers argue is burdensome and costly. The Senate already passed a similar measure.
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Eastern Niagara Health closing rural hospital in Newfane, N.Y.
By Beth Kutscher | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
On Aug. 29, Eastern Niagara Health System will end inpatient services at its 71-bed hospital in Newfane, N.Y., the first hospital in New York to close this year. Ten rural hospitals already have shut their doors this year, according to the National Rural Health Association.
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Reform Update: Hospitals see more paying patients, but there's a hitch
By Beth Kutscher | August 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Insurance expansion under healthcare reform is starting to yield patient volume for hospitals, but the costs of staffing up for more patients are eclipsing the additional revenue.
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Rural residents pay more for exchange plans than city dwellers: report
By Paul Demko | August 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Rural residents paid slightly higher premiums on exchange plans in 2014 than their urban counterparts, according to a new analysis of plan filings.
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N.C. mayor finishes walk to D.C. to protest hospital closure
July 28, 2014
A North Carolina mayor fighting for the hospital that closed in his rural town finished his two-week protest march to the nation's capital, where he told a crowd that his community's problems are part of a larger healthcare struggle.
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Guest Commentary: Telemedicine a necessary investment for rural hospitals
By Bryan Coffey | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Small hospitals across America are wondering whether they can afford a telemedicine robot. From our perspective, how can you afford not to make that investment?
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Rural N.C. mayor walking to D.C. to save his shuttered local hospital
By Bob Herman | July 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Troubled rural hospitals just got a new advocate—and he's on the move.
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Bus tour brings EHR expertise to rural Ga. physicians
By Albany (Ga.) Herald | July 03, 2014
To help rural doctors get up to speed with education and technical assistance on meaningful use of electronic health records, a two-day bus tour swept through central and eastern Georgia last week.
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Reform Update: States test Medicaid ACOs to cut costs
By Virgil Dickson | July 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Looking to control Medicaid costs, several states are launching accountable care initiatives that mirror experiments underway with Medicare and private insurers but vary significantly in their approaches.
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