Stay Connected

Stay Connected

CMS offers several ways to receive the latest information on activities that affect our beneficiaries and health care professionals in rural areas. Stay connected by signing up for the opportunities below or reaching out to our CMS Rural Health Coordinators.

The CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses Rural Health Clinic, Critical Access Hospital, and Federally Qualified Health Center issues, as well as other questions and concerns that occur in clinical practice pertaining to other CMS payment systems that also extend into these settings. Register for email updates about the Rural ODF.

Access our free educational materials for health care professionals on CMS programs, policies, and initiatives. Resources include publications, multimedia, events, web-based training, continuing education courses, provider news, and more.

CMS Regional Rural Health Coordinators 

Region Office Location CMS Regional Rural Health Coordinators States Served by the Region
Region 1 Boston Rick Hoover, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region 2 New York Paul Velez, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Region 3 Philadelphia Thomas Robinson,   Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Region 4 Atlanta Lana Dennis, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Region 5 Chicago Dexter Glasgow, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Region 6 Dallas Carmen Irwin, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Region 7 Kansas City

Michelle Wineinger,  

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Region 8 Denver Lucretia Knight, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Region 9 San Francisco Neal Logue, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Territories
Region 10 Seattle Teresa Cumpton, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington


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