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FCC SIGNALS BROADBAND EXPANSION

The Federal Communication Commission right before the holiday released a draft notice of proposed rulemaking updating its Rural Health Care Program to meet the growing demand for broadband telehealth services. The draft order that came out Wednesday would waive the program’s $400 million cap on a one-time basis while considering…

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Presentations from 2017 Maryland Rural Health Conference

KEY NOTES AND GUEST SPEAKERS Opening Key Note Address by Dr. Howard Haft, MDH CRISP Update by Craig Behm MRHA Annual Meeting Presentation by Lara Wilson Draft Rural Health Plan Working Session by Dr. Virginia Brown Day Two Key Note Address by Health Secretary Dennis Schrader, MDH National Rural Health…

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Updated Maryland Rural Health Plan DRAFT

Feedback was due to MRHA by October 20th. The draft is currently in the final review process. To view the draft version, please click the link below: Maryland Rural Health Plan 2017 – DRAFT

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Rural Community Health Toolkit

This toolkit provides rural communities with the information, resources, and materials they need to develop a community health program in a rural community. Includes an online library, topic and state-specific resources, tools for success, and funding opportunities. For access to the Rural Community Health Toolkit, click HERE For access to…

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University of Maryland Shore Regional Health receives Telehealth Grant Funding

The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) is pleased to announce that we have selected University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UMSRH) to receive funding under its fifth round of telehealth grants.  UMSRH will demonstrate the impact of using telehealth technology to increase access to health care and improve population health in…

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Income Tax Credit for Preceptors

MRHA worked diligently in 2016 to provide support that helped pass The Preceptor Tax Credit Program from Senate Bill 411/House Bill 1474 during the 2016 Legislative Session. This Program authorizes a credit against the State income tax for individuals who have served as a preceptor in certain preceptorship programs and…

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2017 Legislative Forum

The 2017 Legislative Session is quickly approaching and MRHA is excited to host the 1st Annual MRHA Legislative Forum  January 26, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Location: Annapolis, MD House Office Building, Room 150   The 2017 Outstanding Rural Health Legislator Award will be presented for the first time at this new MRHA…

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WMHS earns Rural Health Award

“Western Maryland Health Systems was honored recently by the Maryland Rural Health Association as one of five recipients of statewide Rural Health Awards.” Check out the article below from the December 4th edition of the Cumberland Times for the full story.

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MRHA 2016 Conference

MRHA’s 2016 Annual Conference was featured in the November 30th, 2016 edition of The Star Democrat. Be sure to check back for dates of the upcoming 2017 conference!

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PRESS RELEASE: 2016 Maryland Rural Health Conference

2016 Maryland Rural Health Conference Press Release