Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program provides support to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for quality improvement, quality reporting, performance improvements, and benchmarking; designating facilities as critical access hospitals; and the provision of rural emergency medical services (EMS).Program areas include:
- Improve the quality of care provided by CAHs
- Improve the financial and operational outcomes of CAHs
- CAH population health improvement
- Enhance the health of rural communities through community/population health improvement
- Rural EMS Improvement
- Innovative Model Development
- CAH Designation
Only States with certified Critical Access Hospitals are eligible for this grant program. The Governor designates the eligible applicant from each state.
Award ceiling: See Appendix: State
Funding Levels in the
Number of awards: Up to 45
Project period: 5 years
Total funding available: $27,000,000
Links to the application and full announcement are available through grants.gov.
Applicant webinar recording:
Playback number: 402.998.0601
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.