Many small, rural hospitals are having a hard time fitting into new accountability standards of the Affordable Care Act. Critical-access hospitals aren’t yet part of Medicare’s pay-for-performance plan, and Congress never provided money for testing how to tie bonuses and penalties to hospital performance.
Maine writer Meriwether O’Connor is packed and ready to depart on a multi-state book tour. Instead of reading in bookstores and libraries, she hopes to share her work with her fellow Greyhound bus passengers. It’s a trip too good to pass up, so the Daily Yonder tags along
An Oklahoma study finds that more rural residents prefer to get information via their newspaper (either print or online) than any other mode of communication. For groups trying to reach rural constituents, that’s important to keep in mind.