Last week, employees and patients of the Lana'i Community Health Center blessed a new 6,800-square-foot facility.
Federally qualified health centers that serve mostly poor and low-income families in distressed or rural communities have always had a tough time recruiting physicians. And now, it's getting even harder.
Like a number of other health insurers, Premera Blue Cross is cutting back its participation in the Obamacare exchange market. What's notable is that the insurer is partly blaming rural healthcare providers' excessive rates for its pullback. But hospital leaders are pushing back.
Data Points for the week of June 6, 2016, covered the following topics: Rural healthcare, EMS services in rural areas, VA services in rural areas, and healthcare access in rural areas.
The government-run, 49-bed facility in Morehouse Parish has turned to Community Hospital Corp., which specializes in helping troubled rural hospitals, after talks with for-profit Iaisis Healthcare broke down.
Thank you for the April 25 cover story “Breaking the system,” drawing attention to how state budget battles are preventing numerous citizens from accessing services that are integral to their health and well-being. We've noticed the same trend in instances where healthcare overlaps with...
Even as the White House touts the Affordable Care Act's successful coverage of nearly 20 million people, residents across the country are struggling to access and afford healthcare and social service programs.
“Physician practices need more than just an EHR, they need an infrastructure that will allow them to analyze data and use it to improve.” (“Doctors argue for more flexibility on MACRA changes”). Amen!
Oklahoma's rural healthcare is going up in flames, and state leaders won't take the steps necessary to douse the fire, says Landon Hise, a hospital CEO from that state.
CEO Stace Holland started hunting for ways to slash unnecessary costs the minute he took over an endangered rural hospital that was losing $6 million a year. It didn't take long for him to find plenty.
A depressed rural community with overwhelming public health problems hopes the new managers of its struggling hospital will find the money to maintain vital healthcare services while preserving 232 badly needed jobs.
Some believe a federal appeals court decision over hospital classifications could lead to millions of dollars in savings for hospitals across the country. The court Thursday invalidated a Medicare regulation that says certain hospitals can't be classified as both rural and urban.