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Critical Access Hospitals

Senate committee turns 340B spotlight on drugmakers

Senate committee turns 340B spotlight on drugmakers

The Senate health committee took hospitals out of the 340B hot seat to focus on pharmaceutical companies. Lawmakers wanted to know how much drugmakers may be overcharging 340B hospitals for discounted drugs.

Report: Hospitals not always best fit for rural communities

Report: Hospitals not always best fit for rural communities

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for Outcomes Research and Education finds that many stakeholders in seven rural states believe rural communities should transform their critical-access hospitals into hybrid clinics that provide primary care and emergency services.

CMS revives Obama-era critical-access hospital rule

CMS revives Obama-era critical-access hospital rule

The CMS plans to finalize an Obama-era rulemaking that updates the standards that critical-access hospitals have to meet for Medicare reimbursement. The agency estimates that implementing the rule could cost the industry $773 million to $1.1 billion.

Congress far from Medicare extender deal

Congress far from Medicare extender deal

Rural hospitals are worried Congress' delay in funding now-expired Medicare extenders will throw them into more financial instability as the providers face a continuing crisis of closures.

GOP health bill could spell doom for rural providers

GOP health bill could spell doom for rural providers

Rural hospitals, already struggling after years of cuts to the growth of Medicare reimbursement, fear the plan to end Medicaid expansion and drop billions from the program would mean many would have to close their doors.

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