CMS unveils strategy to improve rural healthcare

Healthcare Dive, May 9, 2018

CMS on Tuesday announced its first Rural Health Strategy, which looks to improve access to and quality of care in rural areas.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the effort looks to “apply a rural lens to the vision and work of the agency” and was the culmination of input from rural providers and beneficiaries.

Objectives for the plan include advancing telehealth and telemedicine, empowering patients in rural communities and leveraging partnerships to achieve rural health goals, the agency said.

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