The COVID-19 virus is wreaking havoc on healthcare providers. Hospitals and outpatient practices are struggling from a combination of lost revenue, from people delaying or canceling appointments, and increased expenses, related to the measures they are taking to reduce the spread of the virus within healthcare settings.
As always, when American healthcare providers are in trouble, rural providers will be in even more trouble. Which makes it all the more concerning to see what’s been happening to rural physicians over the last couple decades.
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