January 13, 2023
NRHA in The News – Year-end Legislation Includes Funds for Rural Projects
The recently passed end-of-year government funding bill includes several bipartisan efforts that benefit rural, including a two-year extension of telehealth and hospital-at-home waivers and the Summer Barrow Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Act introduced by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.). “This legislation will increase access to needed services in our rural communities,” says NRHA CEO Alan Morgan. The $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill also includes changes to federal health policy, including easing Medicare provider pay cuts, restarting Medicare redeterminations, and extending federal rural hospital programs. Act by 11:59 p.m. CST today to save hundreds on your chance to advocate for health policy and make our rural voices louder Feb. 7-9 at NRHA’s 34th Rural Health Policy Institute.