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Rural hospitals at the brink: Revenue, inflation, staff and transport among challenges

By Las Vegas Optic  
   September 14, 2023

"Since the pandemic, we know that things have changed drastically for healthcare," Christina Campos said, speaking to the committee during its Aug. 23 meeting at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. "You've got the huge increases in prices, you’ve got labor shortages, you’ve got labor cost increases as well. A lot of the programs from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) have changed; the rules and regulations of how money is matched and distributed back to hospitals have changed."

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