Hospital closures, alternative payment models, workforce issues and an older, sicker population have combined to create huge challenges in delivering rural care.
Whether it's a hospital struggling to keep enough doctors in their community or a new medical practice trying to find administrative staff or outsourcing solutions to cut costs, today's healthcare workforce environment is creating challenges that are far reaching.
Cuts and reimbursement changes have led to increased hospital closures in rural America, but the National Rural Health Association is working diligently to educate lawmakers on the vital role these facilities play in keeping a community healthy and vibrant.
A busy legislative session is in store for the Tennessee Hospital Association as the organization works to ensure the delivery of high quality care to patients and the communities served across the state.
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