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Frank L. Beaman to share his expertise and experience on a variety of matters.

Faith Community Health System CEO, Frank L. Beaman, has been appointed to serve on the Hospital Payment Advisory Committee and its subcommittee, the Rural Hospital Advisory Committee, as a member representing Rural Hospital Administrators.

“I am honored to participate in such an important advisory committee and to represent the voice of rural healthcare,” says Beaman. “I am aware of the importance of being able to represent those living in rural Texas and the power of having a voice in the discussion. I am confident my expertise, experience, and personal perspective will be an asset.”

The committee’s purpose is to advise the Medical Care Advisory Committee and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on hospital reimbursement matters, including inpatient and outpatient hospital payment rates, other Medicaid supplemental payment programs, and adjustments to disproportionate share hospitals. The committee advises HHSC to ensure reasonable, sufficient, and equitable payments to hospital providers and address rural hospitals’ essential role.

Rural hospitals in Texas and across the United States have long faced challenges, but even more so over the past decade. Hospitals in rural communities continue to struggle with low patient volumes, economic fluctuations, decreased reimbursements and, increased regulatory burden.

Texas leads the nation in rural hospital closures, with 26 having closed permanently since 2010. According to the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, the upswing in Texas closures in the last decade is primarily driven by $50 million a year in Medicare cuts to Texas rural hospitals starting in 2013 (sequestration, loss of outpatients, Affordable Care Act penalties) as well as more than $80 million a year underpayment by Texas Medicaid. “Hospitals are the cornerstone of care for many communities and sometimes the only source of healthcare for miles,” Beaman explains. “Strengthening the financial viability of rural hospitals and getting a fair reimbursement for care is not only the right thing but an essential thing to do.”

About Faith Community Health System

Faith Community Hospital is a community hospital serving the residents of Jack County, Texas. We offer a wealth of medical services including inpatient care, minor surgeries, obstetrics and other health care services.

Rural Health Clinics

Alvord Clinic
115 East Bypass US Highway 287
Alvord, Texas 76225940-427-2858

Bowie Clinic
1010 N. Mill St.
Bowie, TX 76230

940-872-1121

Graham Clinic
1005 State Hwy 16 South
Graham, Texas 76450

940-282-2512

Jacksboro Clinic
215 Chisholm Trail
Jacksboro, TX 76458

940-567-5528

Contact Us

If you need to contact us for general inquires or comments, please use the methods below. For emergencies, please dial 911.

215 Chisholm Trail Jacksboro,
Texas 76458
940-567-6633

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