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News by Topic: Rural definitions

Sep 20, 2023 - Request for input from rural stakeholders by the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) on issues and opportunities around population-based total cost of care (PB-TCOC). Particular areas of interest include rural definitions, characteristics and needs of Medicare beneficiaries, characteristics and needs of rural providers, barriers to participations in alternative payment models, value-based care, social determinants of health, workforce development, and more. Comments can be emailed to by October 20th.
Source: Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Sep 12, 2023 - Notice from the U.S. Census Bureau correcting the list of areas that qualified as urban based on the results of the 2020 Census outlined in the December 29, 2022, notice. This notice also modifies the population, housing, and land area of a small number of urban areas where a processing error was discovered.
Source: Federal Register