Neosho Memorial tasks every staff member with taking care of patients.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 15, 2016, covered the following topics: The CMS' new star ratings for overall quality of hospitals
The CMS has announced rural hospitals that will participate in a new demonstration known as the Frontier Community Health Integration Project. Hospitals involved in the demonstration will receive additional Medicare reimbursement for new services that make getting healthcare more convenient.
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.
Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Neb., discusses rural hospitals' challenges in recruiting staff, the problems created by Nebraska's refusal so far to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and how he motivates his employees.
Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton, Miss., will close Dec. 1 after losing a key federal funding status, becoming the fourth Mississippi hospital to close since 2013.
Despite the outcry on Capitol Hill over rural hospital closings, the number of critical-access hospitals in the U.S. grew slightly in the past year, according to Modern Healthcare magazine's annual review of CMS data.
Critical-access hospitals' ongoing financial woes are being compounded by Medicare cuts imposed by sequestration and the failure of most rural states to expand Medicaid, and there's little prospect of legislative or regulatory relief in sight.
Regarding the recent article, “Readmissions may say more about patients than care”, I was the medical director at a hospital in Gary, Ind., brought in to turn around the emergency department, so I have seen underserved areas up close.
A federal judge has blocked an Alabama abortion regulation that could have permanently closed the state's busiest abortion clinic, saying Thursday that the rule was unnecessary to protect women.
The 96-hour rule and a possible direct-supervision policy are a danger to critical-access hospitals, rural health leaders said at a congressional hearing Tuesday. They also suggested graduate medical education slots be more fairly allocated to help rural areas recruit providers.
A total of 50 hospitals in the rural U.S. have closed since 2010, and the pace has been accelerating, with more closures in the past two years than in the previous 10 years combined, according to the National Rural Health Association.