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Rural Health
News by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

Feb 7, 2020 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Application and Survey and Certification Report which is used for the certification and recertification of ESRD facilities; 2) Hospital Survey for Specified Covered Outpatient Drugs (SCODs) which will be used to help determine payment amounts for drugs acquired under the 340B program; 3) the PACE Organization Application Process in 42 CFR Part 460; and 4) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Functions: Eligibility for Exemptions. Comments are due by March 9, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 30, 2020 - Oregon's highest suicide rate is among its elderly population, especially for those in rural areas. Examines the effect of isolation and access to firearms on the increasing suicide rate.
Source: Eugene Weekly
Jan 27, 2020 - The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), on behalf of the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), is requesting proposals for a consultant to complete a research paper on the role of transportation in addressing social isolation in older adults. All proposals must be submitted by February 17, 2020.
Source: National Center for Mobility Management
Jan 16, 2020 - Summarizes a report that makes recommendations for tackling social determinants of health and improving older Americans' health in rural areas. The report also highlights successful model programs that reduced loneliness among older adults and describes the importance of collaboration between public and private sectors.
Source: Tivity Health
Jan 8, 2020 - Provides an overview of a study suggesting that rural seniors hospitalized for life-threatening conditions are more likely to die within a month of their visit than their urban counterparts. Describes how rural patients were more likely to be discharged to a skilled nursing facility, while urban patients were often discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility or to home care.
Source: Reuters