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NYSARH submits testimony to the NYS Assembly Health Committee Public Hearing on Rural Health.

Below is the testimony submitted to the Assembly Health Committee Public Hearing on Rural Health Care Services on May 31st. The New York State Association for Rural Health (NYSARH) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization working to preserve and improve the health of the citizens in rural New York State.  NYSARH was founded in July 2001. The organization is affiliated with the National Rural Health Association. The mission of NYSARH is to improve the health and well-being of rural New Yorkers and their communities. NYSARH is a membership organization. NYSARH membership includes representatives of all facets of the rural health care industry, as well as individuals and students.  NYSARH serves individuals, consumers, non-profit organizations, government agencies and offici...

NRHA’s Rural Health Policy Institute

Join NRHA and rural health advocates from across the nation for the largest, and arguably the most important, rural advocacy event in the country, NRHA’s Rural Health Policy Institute, February 5th-7th in D.C. You’ll have the chance to: Hear from top members of the Trump Administration and leading members of Congress on their plans to make health care work in rural America; Speak directly with your Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill to tell them of the challenges in your rural community. Register for the conference here.

Governor Signs Telehealth Bill into Law

Governor Cuomo signed into law last week, (A.9129-A (Russell)-S.7852 (Young), which requires insurers, including the State’s Medicaid program, to provide coverage for telehealth and telemedicine services. The Governor noted in his approval letter that these services are “increasingly useful for rural patients who might live far away from their doctors.” It is expected that the Legislature will amend the bill during the upcoming Legislative Session to address Gov. Cuomo’s concerns related to the coverage effective date of Jan. 1, 2015 and services not currently covered by insurance plans that are included in the new law. We will keep members updated as new information unfolds. Learn more.