Health Care

CMS Issues Proposed Rule for Rural Emergency Hospitals

Since 2010, 138 rural hospitals have closed — with a record-breaking 19 hospitals closing in 2020 alone. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a new proposed rule seeking to protect access to emergency care and additional outpatient services for people in rural communities.

CMS is establishing the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs).

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A Clunky Mask May be the Answer to Airborne Disease and N95

“Elastomerics for us really were a game changer,” Dr. Chalikonda said. “When I think of all the millions of dollars wasted on N95s and then trying to reuse them makes you realize how much elastomerics are a missed opportunity.”

Federal health officials say they are moving as fast as possible to produce stronger guidance on elastomerics. Maryann D’Alessandro, director of

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FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Actions In Light of

Today, President Biden announced actions that his Administration is taking to protect women who will face the grave consequences of today’s Supreme Court decision. This decision expressly took away a Constitutional right from the American people that it had recognized for nearly 50 years – a woman’s right to choose, free from government interference.

This decision will have devastating consequences

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Colorado launches Behavioral Health Administration with

“I’m very hopeful for rural and frontier counties to see more access to services and resources.”

Logan County Commissioner Byron Pelton.

The Behavioral Health Administration, a new cabinet member-led state agency designed to improve mental health care and substance use treatment in Colorado, launched Friday with a virtual community event and press conference.

The launch is the fruition of work

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HHS Awards Over $155 Million to Expand Training for Primary

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced over $155 million in awards for 72 teaching health centers that operate primary care medical and dental residency programs that include high need specialties such as psychiatry, as part of President Biden’s Unity Agenda to address the nation’s mental health crisis.

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UB offering new online Health Services Administration MPH –

The School of Public Health and Health Professions now offers an online option for its Health Services Administration MPH program that is designed to help working health care professionals grow their careers through remote health care administration training. The new online option provides the same multidisciplinary training in core public health and health care administration as the on-campus program.

“If

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Biden-Harris Administration Takes Action to Expand Access to

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July 1, 2022 – On Thursday, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing effort to strengthen rural health, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing a new proposed rule protecting access to emergency care and additional outpatient services for people in rural communities. CMS is establishing the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for

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