January 18, 2024
Rural Hospitals Caught in Aging Infrastructure Conundrum
An increase in costs amid lower payments from insurance plans makes it harder for small hospitals to fund large capital improvement projects that would better serve their community.
Additionally, a KFF report shows 9 percent of hospitals had “vulnerable” cash-on-hand levels in 2022, and Western Pennsylvania hospitals are facing pushback over bed capacity. Finally, NRHA Partner TruBridge discusses how to empower effective rural health care revenue cycles.
Act by 11:59 p.m. CST January 20 to save on registration for NRHA’s 35th Rural Health Policy Institute, where hundreds of advocates will educate Congress on keeping rural facilities open and up to date, February 13-15 in Washington D.C.
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- Rural hospitals are caught in an aging-infrastructure conundrum
- 9% of hospitals had ‘vulnerable’ cash on hand levels in 2022
- The region facing pushback over high bed capacity
- Empowering effective revenue cycles in rural health care