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Mississippi News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Mar 16, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded 15 states each with $1 million, one-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) planning grants. CCBHCs were created to transform mental health and substance use treatment and provide sustainable funding for robust community outpatient mental health treatment.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 27, 2023 - Mississippi Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith and 12 colleagues have formally requested an extension of the Low Wage Index Hospital Policy. The policy allows rural hospitals to compete for and retain high-quality staff by increasing reimbursements to hospitals in rural areas with lower overall wages. Medicare payments to these hospitals will decrease after Sept. 30, 2023 unless action is taken.
Source: Office of Senator Roger Wicker
Feb 15, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $262 million to improve access to jobs, health care, and infrastructure for people in historically underserved communities across the Rural Partners Network. The The funding will support 68 projects in Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Last Updated: 3/17/2023