New CMS Strategy Focuses on Improving Rural Health Care

CMS released its first strategy to address rural health care, saying that it wants people who live in rural America to “have access to high quality, affordable healthcare.”

On Tuesday, CMS released its first strategy to address rural healthcare, saying that it wants people who live in rural America to “have access to high quality, affordable healthcare.”

The 8-page strategy document notes that rural Americans are more likely to be poor, unhealthy, older, uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved.

In a statement, the agency said that the strategy focuses on 5 objectives.

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