An Illinois medical group is spearheading an effort to correct a legislative oversight that could spell big trouble for the country's thousands of rural health clinics that bill the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Citing double-digit reductions in overall hospital mortality, critical care mortality, length of stay in the ICU, and reductions in length of stay for ICU patients' entire hospital visit, Banner Health extends its remote monitoring and telemedicine capabilities to rural...
There is a dire need for rural-focused general surgery tracks within residency programs, but it's not just a medical school problem. It's a problem for hospital leaders, too, and ties in with the financial viability of services provided at rural hospitals.
A new Texas law allows rural Texas hospitals to employ physicians, ending a longstanding ban. The legislation dismantles one of the state's hurdles to physician recruitment and retention in rural areas.
By deploying field clinics across a 2,000-square-mile swath of rough terrain, North Carolina-based Albemarle Health is providing care to uninsured residents and seasonal workers, and reducing the burden on its emergency department.