The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health seeks public input through April 12 on opportunities to improve health care access, quality and outcomes before, during and after pregnancy for women and infants in rural communities. This includes reducing health disparities and racial and ethnic disparities. CMS also seeks input on the readiness of rural providers to respond to obstetric emergencies. The agency will use the responses to inform its programs and policies to ensure rural families have access to high-quality health care that results in optimal health outcomes.

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