Clinical CareThey Enrolled in Medical School To Practice Rural Medicine. What Happened?
Of the eight University of Kansas Medical School graduates, just three chose to go where the shortages are most evident.
Clinical CarePTAC OKs Model to Boost Stroke Care at Rural Hospitals
Telemedicine-based ACCESS program has proven successful in New Mexico.
StrategyAir Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging
State insurance leaders, politicians and others have raised alarms about the slickly marketed membership campaigns.
FinanceWhy Red Wyoming Seeks The Regulatory Approach To Air Ambulance Costs
The Cowboy State hopes to undercut the free market by using Medicaid to treat air ambulances like a public utility.
The Collapse Of A Hospital Empire — And Towns Left In The Wreckage
How companies like EmpowerHMS were able to drive so many hospitals into the ground so quickly is a story about...
Clinical CareER Redo: As Rural Hospital Closes, Emergency Care Is On The Blink With Fate Uncertain
The loss of the longtime hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., forces trauma patients to deal with changing services and expectations.
FinanceIn First Financials Since Merger, Ballad Revenues Rise 1.3%
The first-year metrics for the system based in Tennessee and Virginia were positive.
FinanceMedicare Public Option Threatens Half of Rural Hospitals
A new study shows that lower reimbursements from a Medicare public option would threaten 1,037 rural hospitals in 46 states,...
FinanceCMS Wage Index Hike Looks to Aid Rural Hospitals
Rural hospitals had complained that the current wage index system worsens pay gaps between hospitals in high-wage areas and low-wage...
Clinical CareHow The Eastern Cherokee Took Control Of Their Healthcare
For the North Carolina Cherokee, self-governance has meant adopting an integrated care model that not only improves patients' health, but...
Clinical CareMore Rural Docs: HHS Allots $20M for New Residency Programs
Twenty-seven recipient organizations were awarded up to $750,000 apiece. They include rural hospitals, community health centers, schools of medicine, native...
Have Cancer, Must Travel: Patients Left In Lurch After Hospital Closes
As the rural town of Fort Scott, Kan., grapples with the closure of its hospital, cancer patients face new challenges...