HealthLeaders Media June 28, 2022
Amanda Schiavo

Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) want to extend financial programs to help rural hospitals.

A bipartisan initiative led by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) is underway to extend the critical federal financial aid programs that have been helping keep rural hospitals afloat.

The Rural Hospital Support Act aims to extend the Medicare-dependent Hospital and Low-Volume Hospital designations—on a permanent basis—which are set to expire on Oct. 1, 2022.

“Rural hospitals are a lifeline to rural communities,” the legislation says. “In some cases, the closing of a rural hospital can mean the difference between life and death for people in the surrounding communities. Rural hospitals often provide care to patients that are older, sicker and...

Today's Sponsors

Oliver Wyman
Patient Bond
pCare

Today's Sponsors

Amwell
Oliver Wyman

Today's Sponsor

Patient Bond

 
Topics: Congress / White House, Govt Agencies, Health System / Hospital, Provider, Regulations
Report: Rising patient acuity driving up hospital costs as payments fall
HCA hospitals make 21 leadership changes
Hospitals and sustainability: CommonSpirit Health’s Shelly Schlenker says ‘it’s about your patients’
Want affordable health care? Make hospitals comply with posting prices online
Hospitals with more Black patients get paid less, reflecting ‘structural racism’: Study