The Federal Communications Commission vote on Thursday to roll back regulations that uphold net neutrality has some healthcare organizations concerned that the move could have downstream implications for providers, particularly those located in and serving rural areas. The five-member FCC voted 3-2 along party lines to eliminate its...Read more
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $836,494 in support for farmer safety and health. Through education, this support aims to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries associated with the farming profession, and provide assistance to those in need. NIFA...Read more
Medicare and other payers are rapidly moving toward a healthcare system that rewards high quality care while spending more wisely. Foundational to the success of these efforts is having quality measures that are meaningful to patients, consumers, and providers alike. CMS recently announced the “Meaningful Measures” initiative to...Read more
Farm work is a known risk factor for occupational exposure to pollutants linked to obstructive airway diseases like COPD, but a new report from the CDC finds an elevated risk of exposure in rural workers with no connection to the agricultural industry. When researchers from the National Institute...Read more
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