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Rural Health Day 2020 LogoRural Health Day

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America; gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face; and showcase the efforts made by rural healthcare providers and stakeholders to address those challenges. Please visit to see how you can celebrate Alabama's rural communities and take the Power of Rural pledge.

Free Technical Assistance to Transition to CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP)

The Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) in Birmingham has been contracted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help Alabama clinicians transition to the QPP. The goal is to help clinicians achieve a positive or neutral Medicare Part B Fee Schedule payment adjustment and avoid a negative payment adjustment. AQAF’s assistance is FREE, and may be obtained by emailing [email protected], or calling toll-free 1-844-205-5540, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

For more information about QPP and to check your eligibility, visit

Page last updated: May 13, 2021