Working with the executive branch
The executive branch, which includes the President, the Vice President, the Cabinet, and most federal agencies, is a critical partner in the implementation of programs supporting rural health care. NRHA frequently provides input on programs and policies by authoring letters and regulatory comments to ensure federal leadership considers the impact on rural providers. If you have any questions or concerns about upcoming regulations or policy actions, contact NRHA’s government affairs team.
NRHA’s policy agenda is developed by soliciting input from membership. Policies adopted by the Rural Health Congress are included in the agenda, which is approved each year by the Government Affairs Committee. The agenda reflects the mission and values of the organization.
Letters to the executive branch
NRHA stands ready to provide information and assistance to the Biden Administration as they work to protect and enhance rural health care. NRHA has identified regulatory actions that should be taken to further stabilize and support rural health care.
Regulatory comment letters
- National Quality Forum measuring quality in rural telehealth - Oct. 8, 2021
- Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs
- Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies
- Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I - Sept. 7, 2021
- Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System
- OSHA occupational exposure to COVID-19 emergency temporary standard - July 19, 2021
Medicare IPPS for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System
OMB Proposed MSA and MiSA adjustments – March 18, 2021
HHS RFI on COVID-19 public health emergency waivers - Dec. 28, 2020
- HRSA FRN on Definition of Rural - Oct. 19, 2020
- Health Professional Shortage Area score factors- Sept. 8, 2020
Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation proposed rule – Jan. 29, 2020
Medicare scope of practice information pursuant to the President’s executive order - Jan. 16, 2020
Guidance for hospital co-location with other hospitals or healthcare facilities - July 1, 2019
Executive branch resources