State of ND Loan Repayment Options

The North Dakota Primary Care Office (PCO), in partnership with The Center for Rural Health (CRH) and, have created a white board video to promote the various loan repayment options in the state of ND.

Posted 9/23/20 (Wed) read more »

Rural Action Plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Rural Action Plan on September 3. The Rural Action Plan, the first HHS-wide assessment of rural healthcare efforts in more than 18 years and developed with input from HHS’s Rural Task Force.

Posted 9/17/20 (Thu) read more »

Rural Crosswalk: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a summary of all current COVID-19-related waivers and flexibilities. providers and facilities.

Posted 9/17/20 (Thu) read more »

CMS Issued Final Rule for Acute Care and Long Term Care Hospitals

On September 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for acute care and long term care hospitals.

Posted 9/17/20 (Thu) read more »

The CDC has selected North Dakota

The CDC has selected North Dakota as one of four states to be part of a pilot project to plan for distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. This is not a vaccine trial.

Posted 8/12/20 (Wed) read more »

White House Releases Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access

The White House on Aug. 3 issued an executive order on “improving rural health and telehealth access.” The order includes directives to: launch a new payment model for rural health care; develop and implement a strategy to improve rural health care infrastructure; create a report describing policy initiatives to improve rural health; and propose regulation that would extend certain telehealth flexibilities. Highlights of the executive order follow....

Posted 8/04/20 (Tue) read more »

Trial Court Rules CMS Has Authority to Issue Price Transparency Rule

Posted 6/24/20 (Wed) read more »

Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing

Starting Monday, June 22, 2020, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health will be offering COVID-19 testing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health parking lot at 500 E Front Avenue. Testing will be done via walk-up/drive-up on a first come, first served basis. Staff will be operating out of a trailer provided by the North Dakota Department of Health. Testing will be open to anyone wanting a COVID-19 test. No appointments necessary.

Posted 6/18/20 (Thu) read more »

ND Health Alert

The State of North Dakota's releases Hospital Surge Plan and Vulnerable Population Protection Plan

Posted 5/07/20 (Thu) read more »

ND Health Alert - Discontinuation of Isolations for COVID-19

Based on the evolving information about COVID-19 infectiousness, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is updating guidance on discontinuation of isolation across healthcare and non-healthcare settings.

Posted 5/06/20 (Wed) read more »