Rural issues

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…
May 8, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, provides resources and flexibility for rural hospitals
May 8, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week distributed $22 billion from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to hospitals with high numbers of COVID-19 admissions, as well as rural hospitals and clinics.
May 7, 2020
Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Michael Bennett, D-Colo., and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, introduced AHA-supported legislation (S. 3615) that would extend for five years the Medicare Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program.