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Rural Hospital Leaders Advocate in Washington, D.C.

Rural hospital leaders from California joined their colleagues from around the nation today in Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional representatives, urging them to support policies important to rural hospitals — including those related to the two-midnight policy, recovery audit contractors, the 96-hour rule for critical access hospitals and the direct supervision policy for outpatient therapies. Since rural hospitals and the patients they serve would be especially vulnerable to any further cuts, the group urged lawmakers not to cut hospital payments in order to fund a repeal of the sustainable growth rate.