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Rural Hospitals News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Medicare EHR Incentive Program Eligible Hospital Information
Mar 8, 2018 - The Medicare eligible hospital and CAH attestation deadline has been changed from Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018 in order to provide hospitals with additional time to submit attestation and eCQM data.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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A New Study on Redesigning Care for Vulnerable Patient Populations
Jan 29, 2018 - Blog post from the American Hospital Association (AHA) discussing an upcoming study, lead by their Health Research and Education Trust, that will identify factors that lead to performance improvement in safety-net hospitals, build an evidence base for redesigning care for vulnerable populations, and inform policy decisions that affect safety-net organizations.
Source: American Hospital Association Blog
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CMS: Medicare Program; Request for Nominations to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment Federal Register
Jan 26, 2018 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting nominations to fill vacancies on the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment. The Panel advises the Secretary of HHS and the Administrator of CMS on the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification (ACP) group and their associated weights, and supervision of hospital outpatient therapeutic services. Panel members must be full-time employees of hospitals, hospital systems, or other Medicare providers that are subject to the OPPS. Some of the panel members must be from rural regions and/or represent Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Two vacancies will occur in calendar year 2018 and nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Source: Federal Register
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Last Updated: 3/8/2018