The emergence of COVID-19 has caused an almost unprecedented amount of change in the framework surrounding rural care. The CORH team is dedicated to providing regular updates on this evolving situation to healthcare leaders across the country.

As the pandemic unfolds, we foresee sending out updates twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays with new developments.

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Provider Relief Funding Reporting The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has switched Provider Relief Information from the domain [...]

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Healthcare Workforce Shortage Tools & Guidance As the Pandemic continues to unfold, more hospitals and health facilities are enduring severe [...]
Delta Variant: Vaccinated or Unvaccinated As the United States experiences another spike in COVID-19 cases, more hospitalizations occur due to [...]
COVID UPDATE Financial and Legislative Updates On June 10, 2021, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) contributed more than [...]
$1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act 2021- What Is in It for Rural Healthcare? The American Rescue Plan Act of [...]
COVID Update: Updated Vaccine Age Requirements by State   Alabama: Alabama Public Health Alaska: Alaska Department of Health and Social [...]
COVID Update: Addressing Vaccine Confidence and Hesitancy The CDC has launched a Vaccinate with Confidence program aimed at strengthening vaccine [...]
Texas Immunization Registry: Data Quality and Error Resolution Data Quality and Interface Errors are hampering Texas’ ability to accurately track [...]

The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) has released best-practice tips and tools for creating off-site COVID-19 testing hubs. The […]

On October 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notified Congress of an extended list of telehealth […]

On October 1, 2020, the Trump Administration announced $20 Billion in new Phase 3 provider relief funding after collaborating with […]

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 UPDATED: PPP Loan Clarification The Small Business Association (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a source […]


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The Center for Optimizing Rural Health is dedicated to providing up to date information to prepare rural hospitals to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Every Wednesday the CORH team will host a panel of experts for Q&A on COVID-19 issues facing rural hospitals. Topics include: telehealth, billing and coding, regulation changes, waiver expansions, licensure regulations and more.

Join us Wednesdays at 9:00 AM CST via Zoom videoconferencing for an interactive update by a panel of experts and participant Q&A.