Tag: rural

Ways and Means Committee Launches Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force

On July 16, 2019, the Ways and Means Committee announced the creation of the “Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force.” The task force will convene members and experts to discuss the challenges of delivering health care in rural and u...

CMS Suspends Free Technical Assistance to Large Practices on July 17, 2019

Since the launch of the Quality Payment Program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided technical assistance to practices to support their participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and in Advanced Alt...

CMS Issues RFI on Patients over Paperwork Initiative

On June 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to continue the progress of the Patients over Paperwork initiative. Launched in 2017, the Patients over Pa...

CMS Hosts Meeting on Improved Access, Quality and Outcome in Maternal Health in Rural Communities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, to provide an overview of the state of maternal healthcare in rural communities, with a focus on access to maternal health services before...

CMS Hosts Webinar on the MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category on May 23

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 23 from 1 to 2 pm ET to provide an overview of the Improvement Activities performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019. CMS...

HRSA Hosts Webinar on Rural Maternal Health Grants on April 30

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will host an hour-long webinar on April 30 at 2 pm ET for rural or critical access hospitals and other eligible organizations interested in applying for grants to develop a sustainable network a...

HRSA Announces Funding Opportunity to Test Network Approach to Rural Maternal Care

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) expects to award up to $9 million over four years to develop a sustainable network approach to coordinate maternal and obstetrics care in rural regions. The pilot program also aims to increase a...