Access & Health Coverage

Sep 21, 2022
In Montana’s northwest Flathead Valley, it is not uncommon for residents to have to travel over 30 miles away to the closest hospital. Logan Health’s ASSIST program uses trained volunteers to help local residents access and navigate essential health services and social services, addressing key…
Sep 21, 2022
As hospitals face financial strains, staffing shortages and other difficult conditions fueled by the pandemic, Princeton Baptist is not only keeping the lights on but going the extra mile to make sure pregnant women and their babies are getting the best care possible. The hospital offers a full…
Sep 21, 2022
Charleston Area Medical Center offers people in every life stage – from infants to patients 65 and older, easy access to basic health services through drive-thru health fairs. The idea is if people can’t make it to the health provider, the health provider is coming to them. It’s a new model that is…
Sep 16, 2022
As part of those efforts, we’ll be releasing radio spots that we recorded with state, metropolitan and regional hospital association executives this week and spotlighting case studies from hospitals describing the challenges they are facing.
Sep 15, 2022
A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released today by the AHA shows that hospitals and health systems continue to face intense pressure on staff and resources while also dealing with rising expenses for supplies, drugs and equipment, as well as for the workforce.
Sep 14, 2022
The AHA urges Congress to pass legislation to improve the oversight of MA plans and the ability of CMS to enforce existing regulations that are intended to ensure appropriate beneficiary access to medically necessary services. Additionally, congressional action is needed to specifically prohibit MA…
Sep 8, 2022
Through collaborative community efforts, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical has improved access to quality care for the deaf and hard of hearing community. The heath system offers a wide range of services, including video remote interpreting, childbirth and related health education taught using…
Sep 7, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks comments through Nov. 4 on the challenges individuals face accessing health care services through CMS programs; impact of CMS policies and requirements on provider well-being and retention; strategies to address health inequities and social…
Sep 7, 2022
The Native American Community Outreach initiative at Sanford Health is addressing health disparities and improving health care for Native Americans in the health system’s North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota communities. Focus is on collaborating with tribal leaders about health issues that…