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News stories from the past 60 days.

Fixing What Ails You: Rural County to Reopen Hospital
Sep 19, 2018 - A hospital in Lee County, Virginia is set to reopen their local hospital after closing five years ago. Highlights the long-term efforts to maintain the building during the closure and community and state support to to bring services back to the area.
Source: National Association of Counties
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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 Continues Efforts to Help with Hurricane Florence Emergency Response
Sep 14, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announces efforts being extended to Virginia to ensure that hospitals and other facilities can continue operations and provide access to care in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Includes instructions for providers submitting claims to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services provided to those impacted by the hurricane and special enrollment opportunities for individuals to access Medicare and health plans offered through the Federal Health Insurance Exchange, as well as instructions for patients seeking a dialysis facility.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Last Updated: 9/24/2018