Talking rural health care, part 2

Last week we talked with Randy Farrow, CEO of Mankato Clinic, and Julie Gerndt, chief medical officer, about the challenges of recruiting health care workers in rural areas. This week we talk about the financial challenges of providing health care in rural areas. Sources of payments in particular have been problematic, but new federal programs are helping rural providers survive better in low-volume areas.

Talking rural health care, part 2