Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work — which is why over 60 million people call them home. Today we “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, committed, community-minded spirit of rural America. Rural communities also have unique healthcare needs and we know there is work to be done to enhance healthcare services in rural areas. However, we also believe there is plenty to celebrate! Check out the information below about healthcare in rural America!
ACA health insurance enrollment begins Today (Nov. 1) and ends December 15. This is a shorter time period and not widely promoted information. If you need to look into Marketplace insurance with subsidies to help pay for it, do it now. There are also fewer people staffed this year to help with questions and solving issues, so don’t delay. Click Here for more information! For those who have Medicare, Open enrollment ends Dec 7th. It is important to compare supplemental plans and prescription drug plans every year. Click Here for more information!
A couple of weeks ago, ACMH Administration and Board Members attended the National Rural Health Association Annual Conference and accepted the NRHA Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) award. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospital recognition is given to those hospitals who have achieved success in overall performance based on eight indices of strength including inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges, and financial stability.