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News by Topic: Critical Access Hospitals

Jul 8, 2024 - Discusses challenges faced by Maine rural hospitals and describes facilities' creative solutions to staffing shortages, reduced reimbursements, and lower margins. Includes statistics on operating margins at select Maine hospitals.
Source: Mainebiz
Jun 13, 2024 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of receipt of an application from the DNV Healthcare USA, Inc. for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for Critical Access Hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Comments are due by July 15, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 10, 2024 - Highlights federal efforts to improve cybersecurity in healthcare. Discusses unique impacts on rural hospitals and notes private sector partnerships to support cybersecurity resiliency in those facilities.
Source: The White House