NARHC Advocacy Letters and Comments

NARHC often communicates with Congress and the Administration on issues of importance to the Rural Health Clinic community. The following is an archive of official communications we have sent advocating on behalf of the Rural Health Clinic Program. We have also included some communications and letters that NARHC has signed but were not authored by NARHC.

March 28, 2024 - CPT Category II ~ Letter to the Administrator

March 21, 2024 - MedPAC Spring Public Meeting Statement for the Record

November 18, 2023 - Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health Telehealth Hearing Statement for the Record

October 15, 2023 - House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force RFI Response

October 5, 2023 - Ways & Means Rural Health Request for Information Response

September 11, 2023 - Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Comments CY2024

September 11, 2023 -Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System Comments CY2024

September 11, 2023 - Letters to Committees of Jurisdiction Regarding RHC Behavioral Health Initiative

July 20, 2023 - Letter to CMMI on RHC Exclusion from Making Care Primary Model

July 10, 2023 -Letter to the MedPAC Commissioner in Response to June 2023 Report

May 25, 2023 - Letter of Support, RHC Burden Reduction Act (Similar letters to all co-leads of House and Senate RHC Burden Reduction Act bills)

May 22, 2023 - Letter of Support, Chronic Care Management Improvement Act of 2023

May 17, 2023 - Statement for the Record, Senate Finance Committee on Health Rural Health Hearing

March 6, 2023 - Letter to CMS Administrator on RHC Urbanized Area Issue

November 30, 2022 - Joint Letter of Support, RHC Behavioral Health Initiative

November 15, 2022 - Request for Information, Good Faith Estimate Regulation

September 7, 2022 - 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Comments

September 1, 2022 - Response to Medicare Advantage Request for Information

August 25, 2022 - Comment on the Proposed Rural Emergency Hospital Conditions of Participation

August 24, 2022 - Letter of support Primary Health Services Enhancement Act

August 1, 2022 - Response to Primary Care Request for Information

July 26, 2022 - Letter to House Leadership on H.R. 4040

June 27, 2022 - Rural Health Coalition Letter in Support of CDC Office of Rural Health

May 2, 2022 - Letter of Support for Strengthen Kids' Mental Health Now Act of 2022

April 1, 2022 - Letter of Support for Medicare Recognition of LPCs and MFTs 

March 31, 2022 - Letter of Support for Rural Health Clinic Behavioral Health Initiative

February 14, 2022 - Letter to Congressional Staff - Post-PHE Telehealth Policy for Rural Health Clinics

January, 2022 - NARHC Letter to Secretary Becerra and Administrator Brooks-LaSure on Good Faith Estimate Policy

September, 2021 - NARHC RHC Testing-Kit Letter to President Biden 

September, 2021 -  NARHC 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Comments

September, 2021 - Rural Health Innovation Act of 2021 – Letter of Support 

May 20, 2021 - 2020 Census Bureau Comments

April 7, 2021 - Rural America Health Corps Act - Letter of Support

March 3, 2021 -Letter to HRSA  on Vaccine Distribution to Rural Providers

February 8, 2021 -Letter to Congressional Staff - American Rescue Plan Overlooks Rural Areas

January 15, 2021 - NARHC Message Congressional Staff Regarding RHC Payment Modernization

October 5, 2020 - NARHC 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Comments

September 23, 2020 - Letter from NARHC, NRHA, and NACHC to Congressional Leadership on Safety-Net Provider Telehealth Issues 

August 3, 2020 - Telehealth Coalition sign-on Letter Endorsing the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020

July 30, 2020 -Letter of Thanks to Chairman Grassley on Distant Site Extension Language in HEALS Act

July 10, 2020 - Letter to United States House of Representatives ~ Underserved Communities Deserve Telehealth Access

June 25, 2020 - Letter to United States Senate ~ Fixing Telehealth for Safety Net Providers

May 14, 2020 -Letter of Thanks to Rep. Adrian Smith for Introducing the Improving Telehealth for Underserved Communities Act

May 14, 2020 -Letter of Thanks to Rep. Tom O’Halleran for Introducing the Improving Telehealth for Underserved Communities Act

April 7, 2020 -Letter to Administrator Verma on Telehealth Guidance

February 28, 2020 - Joint Letter with NRHA to Secretary Azar on Rural Health Clinic Payment Modernization Proposal