State Offices of Rural Health Helping the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of COVID-19, for the last several months it hasn’t been business as usual for most people—and that includes the State Offices of Rural Health (SORH). The SORH have addressed the ongoing public health crisis in a variety of ways—from helping set up rural...

Discount Available for Rural Health Coding & Billing Specialist Online Course

NOSORH and ArchProCoding are partnering to offer a 50% discount on an online self-study course for rural healthcare professionals to attain certification as a Rural Coding & Billing Specialist. This is the first online clinical documentation, coding and billing...

COVID-19 Resources

With the growing COVID-19 concern brewing around us, here are some rural-relevant resources that might be helpful.Additional updates, resources and information will be added to this page as they become available...   Visit the CMS Current Emergencies landing page for...

Texas SORH Fosters Quality Champions in Rural Hospitals Across the State

To help rural Texas hospitals improve the quality of their healthcare, the Texas Office of Rural Health (TX SORH) is fostering “quality champions” in every region of the state. “In Texas we’re not immune to the high rate of turnover in our hospitals—which includes our...

Advocacy in New Hampshire Procures More Funding for Provider Recruitment

Loan repayment is a tool to recruit providers to shortage areas. In New Hampshire, recent legislation has boosted its State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) so that it can be used more broadly and for a wider range of providers. The legislation arose from the efforts of...

SORH COVID-19 Response

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NOSORH is hosting weekly listening sessions with the 50 State Offices of Rural Health to identify the challenges and opportunities that SORH are hearing from their constituents. These reports document the...

Oregon ORH Offers New Resource on Telehealth Payment and Policy Changes During Pandemic

by Beth Blevins The Oregon Office of Rural Health (OORH) has created a new repository that houses state and federal telehealth policy and payment resources in response to rapidly evolving changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Telehealth Policy and Payment for...

New Fact Sheet Highlights National Rural Health Day Impact

National Rural Health Day continues to be successful because of support from our members and partners. NOSORH is proud of the reach and impact this program has year after year as we work to bring new programs, ideas, events, and opportunities to celebrate the...

U.S. Census 2020: Engagement Opportunities for Rural Health Stakeholders

We know it's important to get those rural counts, but what can you do? Rural healthcare providers and stakeholders play an important role in assuring a complete count of the population in rural communities during the 2020 Census. The NOSORH Program Analysis &...

New Tiered Technical Assistance Program Available for State Offices

While working with State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), NOSORH discovered an unmet need for more in-depth technical assistance (TA) to build SORH capacity as well as provide an extension of the SORH to rural providers. This led to the development of the Tiered...