Rural Emergency Hospitals

Dr. Scott Harris, state health office for the Alabama Department of Public Health, presented a report on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Feb. 16, 2023 in Montgomery.

Balancing act: Alabama weighs the cost of rural hospital survival with inpatient closure plan

BY: - June 16, 2023

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Thursday voted to solicit public comment on a set of rules that would give rural hospitals some financial relief, but only if they close inpatient facilities. Rural hospitals now have this option through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, which established rural emergency hospitals as a new Medicare […]