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Apr 21
  • Webinar

Rural Emergency Hospitals: State Considerations and Legislative Actions Webinar

  • Friday, April 21, 2023
    1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
    • Webinar
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To address closures of rural hospitals and increase access to care in rural communities, Congress established Rural Emergency Hospitals as a new provider type for eligible rural hospitals, effective January 2023. This NCSL webinar will explore the new designation, including its intended purpose, program rules, requirements and potential challenges and opportunities for states. Attendees will hear about recent state legislative activity regarding rural emergency hospitals from national experts and several state legislators.

This webinar is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $813,543 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. 

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  • Kelly Hughes, NCSL 


  • Brock Slabach, National Rural Health Association
  • Kianna Banks, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Representative Lee Johnson, Arkansas
  • Senator Elizabeth Stefanics, New Mexico
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