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Nov 15, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Livingston HealthCare in Montana used a grant to streamline behavioral health treatment and screen primary care patients, and Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, Va., partnered with a pharmacy software company to ensure its uninsured and chronically ill populations have access to needed medications.
Nov 1, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: When rural hospitals close, the health implications are significant; the VA pilots behavioral health integrated model; and a small drug company tests waters of cholesterol medicine market.
Oct 25, 2018
The Texas A&M University Rural and Community Health Institute recently received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to create a technical advisory center for vulnerable rural hospitals.
Oct 1, 2018
A total of 64 rural hospitals closed between 2013 and 2017, more than twice the number during the prior five-year period.
Sep 27, 2018
The House of Representatives last night voted 361-61 to pass legislation to provide $178.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2019 and extend current funding levels for other federal programs until Dec. 7.
Sep 26, 2018
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security yesterday held a hearing to examine health care experiences and costs in rural America.
Sep 25, 2018
House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and member Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) yesterday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to take AHA-supported action to continue to provide regulatory relief for rural providers.
Sep 18, 2018
The Senate today voted 93-7 to pass legislation that would provide $178.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2019 and extend current funding levels for other federal programs until Dec. 7.
Aug 2, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission today agreed to seek comments for 30 days on creating a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially those living in rural areas and veterans.
Jul 17, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today held a hearing examining challenges and solutions related to the issue of rural broadband.