News by Topic: Rural Health Clinics
Eight Months into the Pandemic, This Women's Health Clinic in Rural Texas Struggles to Meet Demand for Care
Nov 30, 2020 - Features a women's health clinic in rural Texas that provides care, such as birth control and cancer screenings, for low-income and uninsured patients. With unstable or unavailable internet access in the area, the clinic was unable to pivot to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and instead adjusted regular services to minimize face-to-face contact and protect patients.
Source: Texas Tribune
Oct 16, 2020 - The National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) launched the online portal to collect official data for the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) COVID-19 Testing Program. All RHCs that received money from the program are required to report through this portal, which requests basic data regarding COVID-19.
Source: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program Application for Payment, OMB No. 0906-XXXX-New Federal Register
Oct 6, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comments and burden estimates on an application Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) must submit to receive payment for the average training costs of eligible physicians and practitioners who obtain Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) waivers to furnish opioid use disorder treatment services. Comments are due by December 7, 2020.
Source: Federal Register