Reps. Jenkins And Cleaver Introduce Bill To Expand Access To Rural Anesthesiology Care

Reps. Jenkins and Cleaver introduce bill to expand access to rural anesthesiology care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) introduced H.R. 2881, the Medicare Access to Rural Anesthesiology Act. This bill will allow certain rural hospitals to use Medicare Part A funds on a “pass-through” basis to attract and retain physician anesthesiologists.
“For many years, rural hospitals and clinics have suffered from a shortage of anesthesiologists to care for their patients. Attracting physicians to live and work in a rural setting is a unique challenge these critical access hospitals face,” said Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins. “The Medicare Access to Rural Anesthesiology …

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