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Telehealth reform: Coverage expansion, reimbursement criteria will improve access to care

Telehealth reform: Coverage expansion, reimbursement criteria will improve access to care

By: Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Ozair Shariff Technology advancements have had a significant impact on the way healthcare is delivered, particularly to patients in rural areas and to those with restricted access to medical care. Medical providers use technology to remotely monitor patients, prescribe medications and provide a wide range of preventive medical services, in

Rural health clinics: It’s time to bolster services necessary while getting an additional revenue stream

By: Amber Knouff and Lisa English Hinkle As the predominant primary care providers in medically under served areas, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, treating patients in the areas that have the highest incidences of opioid related problems and the fewest healthcare services. RHCs care for Kentucky’s most

Policy over programs: Improving institutional policies so the best healthcare is provided to every patient

By Julia Richerson, MD I love being a pediatrician. To support families on their journey of parenthood is a joy and a privilege. Many days are filled with healthy children whose families are resilient and thriving. Many days, that is not the case. I work with children who are struggling with issues such as obesity,

The Role of Medicaid in Rural America

Rural areas in states that implemented Medicaid expansion to lower income adults experienced larger gains in coverage. By Julia Foutz, Samantha Artiga, and Rachel Garfield with Kaiser Family Foundation People in rural areas face unique challenges in healthcare coverage and access, including low density of providers and longer travel times to care, limited access to

Uncertain future of Medicaid program, substantial losses to the CHC federal grant funding program are real threats.

Like many healthcare organizations across the nation, community health centers (CHC) are facing an uncertain future as our elected officials try to reshape healthcare legislation and policy under the new administration. For more than 50 years, community health centers (sometimes called Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs) have been a stable presence in Kentucky’s most

Common law and common sense: Proposed changes to the Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Medicare CoPS

by Adele Merenstein On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers (DHHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that would update the requirements that hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAH) must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid