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News stories from the past 60 days.

USDA Eases Program Rules for South Carolina SNAP Participants Impacted by Florence
Sep 20, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the waiver requested by South Carolina to extend the length of time that SNAP recipients have to report food losses and apply for replacement benefits.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Update on Health Centers In the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence
Sep 19, 2018 - Discusses the status of health centers located in North and South Carolina that have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. Provides links to resources available to assist health centers in the storm's aftermath.
Source: National Association of Community Health Centers
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USDA Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States
Sep 19, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $398.5 million through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program to improve rural electric service in 13 states. This includes investments in smart grid technology to increase system efficiencies.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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CMS Offers Broad Support for North Carolina and South Carolina with Hurricane Florence Preparation
Sep 13, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced efforts to ensure that hospitals and other facilities in North and South Carolina can continue operations and provide access to care despite the effects of Hurricane Florence by waiving certain Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) requirements. CMS has also created special enrollment opportunities for individuals to access healthcare and taken steps to ensure dialysis patients obtain critical life-saving services.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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As Hurricane Florence Approaches, the Rural Carolinas Brace For Impact
Sep 12, 2018 - Details concerns about emergency preparedness and response in North and South Carolina in the lead up to Hurricane Florence. Because rural areas tend to be home to older, sicker, and poorer people, and because of more limited transportation and broadband access, rural residents may be more severely impacted by this kind of storm.
Source: City Lab
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Guidance to 340B providers in North Carolina/South Carolina/US Virgin Islands: Public Health Emergency Declaration by the Secretary
Sep 12, 2018 - Announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that eligible entities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and the U.S. Virgin Islands may immediately enroll in the 340B Drug Pricing Program during the Public Health Emergency Declaration rather than waiting for the normal registration period.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
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RUS: Announcement of Disaster Assistance Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels Federal Register
Sep 12, 2018 - USDA's Rural Utilities Service announcement of supplemental funding available through the Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) grant to be used toward repairs of drinking water systems and sewer and solid waste disposal systems in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.
Source: Federal Register
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HHS Awards Nearly $60 million to Support Community Health Centers Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
Sep 6, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $60 million to 161 community health centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This funding, administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Capital Assistance for Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts (CARE) program, will help provide continued access to primary healthcare services in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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MUSC Plans a Statewide Telehealth Network for Palliative Care
Aug 29, 2018 - The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is researching the creation of a statewide telehealth platform to help rural and remote health providers provide palliative care in their communities. Because palliative care can require complex care coordination that includes primary care providers as well as specialists, rural providers may struggle to provide this care.
Source: mHealthIntelligence
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South Carolina Agency to Try to Save Rural Hospitals from Closing
Aug 25, 2018 - The S.C. Department of Health and Human Services is trying to save struggling rural hospitals by helping pay up to 25% of the capital costs associated with mergers between hospitals.
Source: The Post and Courier
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Last Updated: 9/24/2018