NOSORH News

Graduate Medical Education: Section 131

CMS Section 131 provides for a “reset” of residency slots to rural and urban hospitals, in some instances. Our partners at Rural GME (the Rural Residency/Teaching Health Center Planning and Development TA Centers) have analyzed, by state, which hospitals are possibly...

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Rural Health Policy Update – May 2022

The White House recently unveiled their Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget request to Congress. Included in the budget request are: $13 million for the State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) program. This request represents a $500,000 increase over the enacted FY ’22 level...

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Provider Relief Fund Reporting and Funding Clawbacks

The Federal Provider Relief Fund (PRF), authorized under the CARES Act, awarded billions of dollars of support to health care providers designed to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds were not to be repaid, but awards were conditioned on reporting...

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NTIA and a ‘Low-Cost Option’ for Broadband Services

An excellent article has been posted related to the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) upcoming Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. BEAD will make $42 billion available to states to address the...

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Compliance with Price Transparency Mandates

A recent survey of 1,000 hospitals indicated widespread non-compliance with price transparency requirements. Only 14% of hospitals surveyed were fully compliant. Failure to be in full compliance can subject a facility to sanctions. See a summary of findings here:...

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