News by Topic: Healthcare facilities
CMS Proposes to Enhance the Medical Workforce in Rural and Underserved Communities to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond
Apr 27, 2021 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to fund medical residency positions in hospitals in rural and underserved communities and require hospitals to report COVID-19 vaccination rates among workers. Provisions in the rule aim to address healthcare workforce shortages and support hospitals in rural and underserved areas.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
HHS Announces $1 Billion from American Rescue Plan for Construction and Renovation Projects at Health Centers
Apr 27, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $1 billion to support COVID-19 related capital needs and construction and renovation projects for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program funded health centers. Nearly 1,400 health centers are eligible for the funding provided by the American Rescue Plan. Applications are due June 24, 2021.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Report: As Obstetrics Units in Rural Hospitals Close, Black Rural Moms and Infants Face Higher Mortality Rates
Apr 26, 2021 - Summarizes a study that found closures of obstetric units at rural hospitals put Black and indigenous mothers at a greater risk of mortality. Discusses disparities in maternal mortality rates by race and highlights federal and state efforts to improve maternal health outcomes in the U.S.
Source: The Daily Yonder
HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Health Center Program: COVID-19 Data Collection Tools, OMB No. 0906-0062-Revision Federal Register
Apr 23, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on forms related to the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program. HRSA uses the data collected to optimize COVID-19 testing and vaccination; track health center capacity and the impact of COVID-19 on operations, patients, and staff; and better understand training and technical assistance, funding, and other health center resource needs. Comments are due by June 22, 2021.
Source: Federal Register