MedPage Today: Senators Seek Solutions to Disappearing Rural EDs

EXCERPT: “Healthcare experts offered their advice for preserving access to emergency services in rural communities, and for improving the overall health of patients during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. They suggested using global budgets, increasing the use of telemedicine and strengthening support for the healthcare workforce in these areas. But first, the Democratic and Republican heads of the committee sparred over the impact of possible Medicaid cuts to rural health.” FULLSTORY: