Rural issues

Jun 25, 2018
The AHA today submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2019, offering key recommendations with respect to Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital payment, CAR T-cell therapy, rural hospitals, the wage…
Feb 2, 2018
This is a compendium of case examples of AHA members from across the country employing the nine emerging strategies recommended by the association’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities.
Jun 21, 2018
The Small/Rural Section Council meets three times a year and actively advises the AHA on advocacy positions, public policy issues, and member service strategies. Please read the meeting highlights below: Highlights from June 2018 Highlights from February 2018
Jun 19, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission commissioners have voted unanimously to approve Chairman Ajit Pai’s order that will increase funding for the Rural Health Care Program by $171 million, as urged by the AHA. “This money will help health care providers get the connectivity they need to better…
Jun 18, 2018
Eligible organizations can apply through July 30 for up to $200,000 in fiscal year 2018 funding to develop opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery plans for high-risk rural communities, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced. The lead applicant must be part…
Jun 12, 2018
Held June 12, 2018 Please join the AHA rural team for a special call to discuss recently introduced legislation to allow existing critical access hospitals and certain small rural hospitals to convert to a new 24/7 Rural Emergency Medical Center (REMC) designation under the Medicare Program and…
Jun 7, 2018
June 12, 2018 2:30-3:30PM ET Join our member call June 12 to discuss the Rural Emergency Medical Center Act, AHA-supported legislation, and CAH Mileage Criteria. 
Jun 6, 2018
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today, as urged by the AHA, asked his colleagues to approve quickly an order that would increase funding for the Rural Health Care Program by $171 million. “This money will help health care providers get the connectivity they need to better serve…
Jun 1, 2018
Date: July 25, 2018 Time: 8:00- 5:00 p.m. PT   Be a designer, strategist and creator in improving your hospital's flow during this AHA Summit pre-conference. Together with expert faculty you will use human centered design approaches to explore these topics:   · Full Capacity Protocol…
May 29, 2018
The Bipartisan Budget Act retroactively extended the enhanced low-volume payment adjustment, which provides an add-on payment to qualifying low-volume hospitals to help improve access to care in rural areas. In order to receive the enhanced payments for fiscal year 2018, a hospital must send its…