Several announcements this month bring good news for Door County and rural communities across the country.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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First, Governor Walker announced his Rural Agenda this month - a multipoint plan to bolster Wisconsin's rural communities that includes increased support for our veterans, increased school aid, support for teacher recruitment and retention, technology and broadband access, and improving rural access to medicine by incentivizing more healthcare professionals to live in and serve rural communities (also calls for removal of regulatory barriers to serving as an EMT or volunteer firefighter.)
Building on that support at that state level, CMS celebrated National Rural Health Day on November 16.  As part of its Rural Health Initiative, CMS announced it has finalized policies that provide relief to Medicare beneficiaries that live in rural areas, and the rural hospitals and rural clinicians that serve them - for instance, lower cost of certain drugs in hospital outpatient setting, and two-year moratorium on the direct physician supervision requirements for rural hospitals and critical access hospitals, like our very own Door County Medical Center.  In addition, CMS recently released new telehealth payment codes so more services can be accessed in rural areas.  Pinkert Law Firm LLP has been serving the rural commuinity of Door County since 1937.
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