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OIG Recommendation ‘Would Kill Rural Health’
Health Leaders Media

Hundreds of small hospitals across the nation could lose their critical access status and the extra funding that goes with it if the federal government acts on a series of recommendations made public this week. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General has recommended that Congress allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to strip critical access designation from any hospital that was brought into the program under a state “necessary provider” designation.