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Health Information Technology Grant Program Legislation
  • November 2, 2005: "Critical Access to Health Information Technology Act of 2005" (PDF/46KB) A bill was introduced to the US Senate to provide federal grant funds to Critical Access Hospitals and other rural hospitals to establish and implement to award grants to increase access to health care in rural areas by improving health information technology.

  • H.R.2015 Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (PDF/25KB)
  • CAH Program Fact Sheet (PDF/5.63MB)
  • CAH Program Overview (PDF/29KB)
  • CMS FY 2005 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule CAH Issues (PDF/24KB)

2005: Maine's Dirigo Health Plan is intended to make quality, affordable health care available to every Maine citizen and initiate new processes for cost containment and quality improvement. The Maine Hospital Association (MHA) supports efforts to expand coverage through Dirigo Health.

New Hampshire:
2005/06: The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) has issued Policy Statements 2005-2006. NHHA's policy statements are intended to guide the development of Hospital Association positions on public policy issues and legislation through 2005 and 2006.

12/04: The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) Health Policy Newsletter (PDF/57KB)
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