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   Policy Updates
These links on this page are intended to help you stay informed when policy changes may affect rural health care.  Please note that this is not a complete list and you should contact the administrative agency directly if you have specific questions about a state or federal policy.  The organizations listed at this link may also serve as a resource for policy updates and information.

It is critical that all providers enrolled in Medicare should be aware of changes and  implications for billing and prompt payment from Medicare.  Go to the CMS link below for information on Medicare Administrative Contractors and sign up for their listserv.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare Administrative Contractors

 AGENCY HOMEPAGES

    TEXAS

Texas Department of State Health Services   
Texas State Library  
Texas Health and Human Services Commission  Medicaid and CHIP Program  
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services   
Texas Medical Board   
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners  
Texas State Board of Pharmacy  
Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners  

    FEDERAL

Health and Human Services (HHS)  
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)  
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Community Health Assessments & Health Improvement Plans
Internal Revenue Service - CHNA for Charitable Hospital Organization Section 501(r)(3)
Rural Health Information Hub - Conducting Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation