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May 3, 2022

CMS Virtual Listening Sessions on a Refresh for the CMS Rural Health Strategy

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Rural Health Council will be hosting four listening sessions in May based on regions within the United States and Territories. These listening sessions aim to incorporate stakeholder feedback on the issues relevant to rural and Tribal communities. Specifically, CMS is looking for feedback on the Current Rural Health Strategy through three over arching questions.
  • Which of the CMS Rural Health Strategy objectives should CMS continue to prioritize?
  • What is missing from the current CMS Rural Health Strategy objectives?
  • What can CMS do to advance health equity for rural and frontier communities, including Tribal Nations and U.S. territories?
These sessions may be important to Tribal communities and leaders who have first hand experience with receiving health care or working in the healthcare service delivery arena within their community.
Listening Session #1: CMS Regions 5, 7 and 8
Relevant States & Territories: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 10th at 4:00pm EDT
To register click here.
Listening Session #2: CMS Region 4, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands
Relevant States & Territories: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 11th at 12:00pm EDT
To register click here.
Listening Session #3: CMS Regions 6, 9, 10
Relevant States & Territories: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Date/Time: Thursday, May 12th at 6:00PM EDT
To register click here.
Listening Session #4: CMS Regions: 1,2,3 (excluding Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands, which will be included in Listening Session #2)
Relevant States & Territories: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia
Date/Time: Thursday, May 19th at 4:00pm EDT
To register click here.