Critical Access Hospital http://wxpr.org en Federal Budget Problems Stall Cuts For Some Rural Hospitals http://wxpr.org/post/federal-budget-problems-stall-cuts-some-rural-hospitals <p>For now, a move to cut a subsidy critical for some Northwoods hospitals has been put to the back burner says a hospital group spokesperson.</p><p>In August, the Wisconsin Hospital Association put out alarm bells about funding for "Critical Access Hospitals". A federal Health and Human Services Inspector General recommended removing critical access hospitals from Medicare payment status. The money from the federal budget helps the most rural of hospitals maintain service and without it, experts say, it could end service in those communities.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:44:12 +0000 Ken Krall 9944 at http://wxpr.org Federal Budget Problems Stall Cuts For Some Rural Hospitals