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HHS, USDA to host rural health call Monday

February 1, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will discuss new steps HHS is taking to reduce the regulatory burden faced by rural hospitals, clinics and clinicians during a call for rural health stakeholders Monday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Patrick Conway, M.D., chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and director of the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, also will join the call. To access the call, dial 888-455-2963; passcode "Rural." A replay of the call will be available for 30 days by calling 888-568-0502.