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FAH Leader Comments on CMS’ New Rural Health Strategy

May 08, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Medicaid, Medicare, Rural

Providing health care for rural Americans comes with unique challenges. It frequently will require unique solutions.

FAH and our members have long advocated for assuring the more than 60 million people who live in rural areas have access to timely, quality care. Advancing the use of telehealth, tailoring Medicare and Medicaid programs to better serve small communities and the other objectives laid out by CMS today will ultimately help patients and those hospitals that serve them.

We are pleased that CMS is embarking on this new initiative and look forward to partnering with the agency to achieve these important goals which are so critical to the health of rural Americans.

You can view the CMS Rural Health Strategy Fact Sheet by clicking here.