Rural issues

Jun 4, 2020
Download the Inpatient PPS: The Proposed Rule for FY 2021 Regulatory Advisory   At Issue
Jun 3, 2020
St. James Parish Hospital, Lutcher, Louisiana anticipated the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic and early on, the hospital connected with community partners to share information via social media and otherwise.
Jun 3, 2020
in St. Landry Parish explains how its associated community health alliance, a consortium of more than 25 local partners, address social determinants of health and other issues that extend beyond hospital walls during the COVID-19 pandemic in rural Louisiana.
May 28, 2020
The AHA responded to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services request for information by offering solutions for improving maternal and child health in rural communities.
May 28, 2020
View stories from the field and important resources. The AHA remains committed to helping rural hospitals and health systems address the COVID-19 pandemic in their communities. Many states are removing restrictions under new local, state and federal guidelines, and hospitals are resuming non-…
May 28, 2020
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Request for Information regarding maternal and infant health care in rural communities.
May 22, 2020
Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital letter to rural executive members regarding a digital community for rural hospital executives. 
May 20, 2020
The Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, provided $225 million to rural health clinics for COVID-19 testing.
May 13, 2020
We will hear the story of hospital heroes caring for COVID-19 patients at Marshall Medical Center located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. Marshall is a full service, 125-bed not-for-profit hospital with a Level 3 trauma center serving El Dorado and its…
May 13, 2020
The Issue The Rural Community Hospital (RCH) demonstration tests an alternative payment model for small rural hospitals, in response to concerns that they face financial difficulties with Medicare’s inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). In particular, the demonstration focuses on hospitals…