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GOP health bill could spell doom for rural providers

GOP health bill could spell doom for rural providers

Rural hospitals, already struggling after years of cuts to the growth of Medicare reimbursement, fear the plan to end Medicaid expansion and drop billions from the program would mean many would have to close their doors.

Purchase of CityMD signals strong investor interest in urgent care

Purchase of CityMD signals strong investor interest in urgent care

Since opening a single clinic on the Upper East Side in 2010, urgent-care chain CityMD has grown to 68 locations in three states. Its New York storefronts, which provide convenient walk-in health care to residents, have become as ubiquitous throughout the city as bank branches and Duane Reades.

Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 15, 2016, covered the following topics: The CMS' new star ratings for overall quality of hospitals

CMS selects hospitals for rural health demonstration

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 June 6, 2016

Data Points for June 6, 2016

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.

Q&A: Value-based payment poses challenge to rural hospitals

Q&A: Value-based payment poses challenge to rural hospitals

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.

Critical-access hospitals see little growth

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.

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