Stakeholders Press Congress, CMS For Rural Health Supports Post-PHE

By Bridget Early / May 22, 2023 at 7:11 PM
Stakeholders are urging Congress to reinvigorate its support for rural health care providers as hospital closures begin to ramp up again and as spurts of pandemic-driven revenue dwindle. Some lawmakers, on the other hand, are turning to CMS for help on rural health initiatives as some programs appear to be underutilized. Around 150 rural hospitals have closed in the past 13 years, and although the Provider Relief Fund and other emergency assistance temporarily stemmed the flow of closures, the loss...

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