Inside CMS - 02/07/2019

Azar: Future Of Rural Health May Not Be Hospital Based

By Michelle M. Stein
February 5, 2019 at 3:21 PM
HHS Secretary Alex Azar urged rural health advocates on Tuesday (Feb. 5) to consider new health care models for delivering rural health care in a sustainable manner, and indicated it may be time to rethink the role of hospitals in the future of rural health care. He pointed to community health centers and telehealth as possible solutions to increase access to care. “We need to think about how to deliver care in rural areas in a sustainable manner -- sustainable...

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