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Mississippi News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Auditor: 6 Rural Public Hospitals Struggling in Mississippi
Dec 13, 2017 - Discusses the rural-specific findings from a report from a Mississippi state auditor. Of 19 rural, county-owned hospitals in the state, two were in "excellent" financial condition, three were in "good" condition, eight were in "fair" condition, and six were in "poor" condition. Five rural public hospitals in the state have closed since 2010.
Source: The Seattle Times
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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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Last Updated: 12/14/2017