Officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will travel to five WSHA member facilities on the Olympic Peninsula June 21-23, holding 90-minute open listening and learning sessions to share current legislative initiatives and engage communities on current concerns. They will visit Jefferson Healthcare, Olympic Medical Center, Forks Community Hospital, Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Mason General Hospital.
CMS invites upwards of 40 community members to each of these sessions, and issues for discussion at each include the quality payment program, the home health project, the Zika virus, opioid programs, the Rural Health Council and accountable care organizations.
WSHA is supportive of CMS’s efforts to connect with the communities and work with the rural health care delivery systems to address critical care delivery issues in the rural setting. Click here for more information about the topics of these sessions. (Brenda Parnell)