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CMS Releases Rural Health Strategy Guide

On May 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released the first Rural Health Strategy, designed to improve access and quality of care to rural America.  The Rural Health Council, a CMS affiliate, surveyed stakeholders and consumers to determine what was most needed to enhance health care in rural areas.

The research found eight main areas of common concern from this fact gathering efforts.  They include:   1. Improving Reimbursement;   2.  Adapting and Improving Quality Measures and Reporting;   3.  Improving Access to Services and Providers;   4.  Improving Service Delivery and Payment Models;   5.  Engaging Consumers;   6.  Recruiting, Training, and Retaining the Workforce;    7.  Leveraging Partnerships/Resources; and   8.  Improving Affordability and Accessibility of Insurance Options.

Read the Rural Health Strategy at CMS.

Read more at Healthcare Dive.

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