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Three Congress members to hear discussion on rural health clinic incentive payments
Modern Healthcare

Three members of Congress will hear today from representatives of hospital and physician organizations who were invited to speak in Washington about bipartisan House legislation to extend Medicare health information technology incentive payments to rural clinics, which up to now have not qualified for these payments. Supporters say rural clinics need the assistance. The legislation, dubbed the Rural Health Clinic Fairness Act, was reintroduced in March by Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., after an earlier version in 2011 failed to make it out of committee. Schock and bill co-sponsors Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, are scheduled to co-host today’s discussion.