Rural Health Resources by Topic: Legislation and regulations
MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on the Home Health Prospective Payment System for CY 2023
Comments on a June 23, 2022, Federal Register proposed rule related to Medicare payment policies for home health agencies. Includes comments regarding the collection of data on the use of telecommunications technology under the Medicare home health benefit and quality measure stratification as a tool to address healthcare disparities and advance health equity.
Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Engaging Tribal Populations to Improve Oral Health Care Access in Arizona
Report discusses tribal oral healthcare and proposes strategies to improve access for American Indian communities in Arizona. Highlights the federally-recognized tribes in the state and details the status of oral healthcare in the Indian Health Service (IHS) system.
Author(s): Ella Roth, Allie Atkeson Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy view details
Rural Emergency Hospitals Proposed Rulemaking
Provides an overview of Rural Emergency Hospitals, a Medicare provider type established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Details key policies outlined in two proposed rules, including payment policies, conditions or participation, REH provider enrollment, and exceptions to the physician self-referral law.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Delivery of High-Speed Broadband Services in Unserved and Underserved Areas of the Commonwealth (Pennsylvania)
Provides an update on the role of broadband in education, telehealth, agriculture, and community and economic development; barriers to development; funding resources; developments in Pennsylvania state and local initiatives; and efforts to identify unserved and underserved Pennsylvania communities. Discusses the creation of the Pennsylvania Broadband Authority and the impact of new federal funding on broadband expansion and development in Pennsylvania.
Author(s): Yvonne Llewellyn Hursh, Lydia Hack, Allison N. Kobzowicz, Bryan W. DeWalt, Wendy L. Baker Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania view details
Results from 2019 Tax-Exempt Hospitals' Schedule H Community Benefit Reports
Summarizes the benefits nonprofit hospitals provide their communities based on an analysis of IRS Form 990 Schedule H. Addresses the percent spent on financial assistance, health professions education, community building activities, and other categories included on Schedule H. Includes data for rural and Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details