Rural issues

Apr 21, 2021
The American Hospital Association’s 2022 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 6-9, brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. We’ll examine the most significant…
Feb 6, 2023
Nearly 1,200 health care leaders from rural hospitals, health systems and health clinics, as well as rural associations and community health organizations, will convene Feb. 19–22 in San Antonio for the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference.
Feb 3, 2023
New Hampshire posted the third-highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in the nation in 2018. The drug death rate in Cheshire County ranked second among the state’s 10 counties, according to the New Hampshire Drug Monitoring Initiative. It was a crisis for families in many rural towns in the area…
Feb 3, 2023
On October 30, 2018 Hardeman County Tennessee adopted its community health needs assessment (CHNA) developed under the leadership of West Tennessee Healthcare Bolivar General Hospital (BGH) and in cooperation with the Hardeman County Health Council (Council).
Feb 1, 2023
Bolivar (Tenn.) General Hospital and its CEO, Ruby Kirby, will receive the AHA’s 2022 Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award at the Rural Health Care Leadership Conference Feb. 19-22 in San Antonio. The award recognizes small or rural hospital leaders who guide their hospital and community…
Jan 30, 2023
Commenting on CMS' proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2024, AHA voiced support for proposals to designate certain behavioral health provider types and Rural Emergency Hospitals as essential community providers, among other proposals.
Jan 27, 2023
CMS released new guidance and FAQs outlining the requirements and process for eligible rural and critical access hospitals interested in converting to a Rural Emergency Hospital, a new Medicare provider type effective Jan. 1.
Jan 24, 2023
The Rural Health Redesign Center has released a recording of its Jan. 18 webinar on the requirements and application process for eligible rural and critical access hospitals interested in converting to a Rural Emergency Hospital.
Jan 19, 2023
A compilation of recent news from the AHA and its Rural Health Services team, whose focus is to ensure that rural hospitals’ and health systems’ unique needs are national priorities.
Jan 17, 2023
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released more information on how rural hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) can apply for conversion to an REH.