Rural Hospitals Seek Relief From Medicare Cuts In May Extender Package

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / February 12, 2020 at 1:14 PM
Key lawmakers and a top HHS official signaled potential legislative and administrative action to address rural providers' concerns as rural health advocates renewed calls Tuesday (Feb. 11) for Congress to stymie Medicare cuts and pass bills that would provide regulatory relief for hospitals in danger of closing. The advocates pointed to new research that shows over half of rural providers were operating in the red as of January 2020 and over 120 rural hospitals have closed since 2010. A House...

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