Posts Tagged Rural

Study: Rural Residents Travel about Twice as Far to Hospital on Average

Rural Americans live an average 10.5 miles or 17 minutes from the nearest hospital, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. That’s about twice as far and five to seven minutes longer than people in suburban and urban areas, respectively, with the

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Congress Passes Farm Bill; House Ways and Means Committee Bill Introduced

Congress returned from observing the passing of President George H.W. Bush to work on the federal budget and last minute items. They passed a farm bill conference report that authorizes assistance for rural hospitals to refinance a debt obligation as an eligible loan or loan

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Around The State

The American Hospital Association will present its 2018 Rural Hospital Leadership Award to Ronnie Sloan, president of The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, at its Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in February. The award recognizes small or rural hospital leaders who guide their organization and community through

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Hospitals, Others Can Apply for HRSA Rural Residency Grants

Rural hospitals and other eligible providers can apply through March 4 for a portion of $21 million in Health Resources and Services Administration grants to develop new rural residency programs or training tracks in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry to expand the physician workforce

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HRSA Announces Opioid Response Funding for Rural Communities

Healthcare providers and others can apply through Jan. 15 for planning grants to prevent and reduce opioid use disorder in high-risk rural counties through community partnerships, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced last week. HRSA’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program expects to award $24

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Register Now for Regional Telehealth Summit-East

Registration is now open for the Regional Telehealth Summit-East on Friday, Jan. 18 at Hotel Ballast in Wilmington. There is a block of rooms on reserve at a special rate (use group code RUH for special rate of $119/night). Dr. Sy Saeed will deliver the

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Rural Resource Guide to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a resource guide of federal programs that can be used to build rural communities and address substance use disorders. The Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address

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Application Deadline Extended to Oct. 31 for Small Rural Hospital Transition Project

The deadline to apply for the Small Rural Hospital Transition Project (SRHT) has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 31. SRHT, a project of the National Rural Health Resource Center, is designed to assist small rural hospitals in transitioning to value-based care and Alternative Payment Models (APM)

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HRSA Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Grant

Public or private nonprofit organizations forming a consortium of three or more health providers in a rural community may be eligible to apply for funding administered by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The purpose of the Network Planning program (a one-year

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Small Rural Hospital and Clinic Finance 101 Manual

The Small Rural Hospital and Clinic Finance 101 Manual was developed for use by state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program personnel as well as staff and boards of small rural hospitals and clinics. The content is designed to be as non-technical as

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