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Trump administration wants to ease regs for rural providers

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“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) {has} released a vague rural health plan that vows to, among other things, advance telehealth and improve access to care through ‘provider engagement.’ But the most important line in the eight-page document, according to rural health advocates, says the federal government will ‘apply a rural lens to CMS programs and policies.”’

“That’s the most significant thing because that’s been the biggest issue for the past couple of decades,” Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association, told Governing. ”The [Feds] release a regulation, and nobody asked ‘what’s that going to mean for rural [areas]?'”

“This is the first time, according to Morgan, that CMS has said it will formally and consistently take into consideration how federal policies impact the nation’s smallest clinics and hospitals.”

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