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News stories from the past 60 days.

USDA Helps Rural Communities Thrive With Health, Safety Outreach
Nov 13, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced that it would be supporting health education projects for individuals and families in rural areas through the Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grant Program. These grants were awarded to extension agents and land-grant universities in nine states with a focus on prevention and reduction of opioid abuse and chronic disease prevention and management.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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CMS Offers Medicare Enrollment Relief for Americans Affected by Recent Disasters
Oct 30, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving individuals who have been impacted by the wildfires in California and the recent hurricanes additional time to enroll in Medicare Part B and premium-Part A if they were unable to make a request during the initial and special enrollment periods.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Care for Dialysis Patients a Key Focus of Hurricane Maria Response Efforts in Puerto Rico
Oct 17, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released additional details on the work they're doing to support dialysis patients and providers in Puerto Rico, including information on waivers and other emergency accommodations they have made.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Last Updated: 11/16/2017