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Tongate Receives THA Small and Rural Leadership Award

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Scott Tongate, chief financial officer at Rural Community Hospitals of America, recently received the Tennessee Hospital Association’s (THA) 2015 Small and Rural Leadership Award in recognition of his service to rural healthcare in Tennessee.

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Statement from THA President and CEO Craig Becker on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

“The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) supports H.R. 2, the U.S. House of Representatives’ bipartisan package known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, to permanently repeal the Medicare physician Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). We are especially relieved by this solution because the 17 short-term SGR fixes over the past few years have nearly all included cuts to hospitals and other providers. These fixes typically were less than a year each and this bill draws these short-term solutions to an end.

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Official Statement on Defeat of Insure Tennessee Resolution

Tennessee Hospital Association President and CEO Craig Becker has made the following statement about today’s Insure Tennessee decision:

“THA and its members are extremely disappointed by the action today of the Senate Health Committee. For more than two years, hospitals in this state have advocated and worked hard to find a way to provide healthcare coverage for the uninsured of Tennessee.

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