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Resources by Topic: Critical Access Hospitals

Colorado: Rural Health Facilities within County Designations, 2018
Identifies Colorado counties by rural, urban, and frontier designations and the location of Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) Case Study: Critical Access Hospital - Southwest Health System
Outlines the governance structure, implementation strategies, key milestones, and outcomes from Cortez, Colorado-based Southwest Health System's antimicrobial stewardship program.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Research & Educational Trust
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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Physician Supervision Requirements in Critical Access Hospitals and Small Rural Hospitals
Provides background information on Medicare physician supervision requirements, and examines how enforcement of these requirements impacts access to care, quality of care, and recruitment efforts in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and small rural hospitals. Findings are based on interviews with CMS officials, hospital association representatives, and CAH administrators in several states.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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State Flex Program Rural Emergency Medical Services Assessment Strategies
Policy brief describing the emergency medical service (EMS) assessment projects and tools implemented by five State Flex Programs in Arizona, California, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin to improve the integration of EMS into rural systems of care. Identifies differences in EMS focused State Flex activities and collaborations to improve local and regional EMS capacity and performance.
Author(s): Karen Pearson, John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster, Andrew Coburn
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Distribution of Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments to Rural and Critical Access Hospitals
Information concerning potential effects of Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment on rural hospitals in 47 states. Features statistics on hospital Medicaid DSH payments by census region, with breakdowns by urban, rural, and Critical Access Hospitals.
Author(s): Erin M. Mobley, Fred Ullrich, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Delta Memorial Hospital: SRHT Project Well Under Way
Documents Delta Memorial Hospital's (DMH) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project, which it completed during 2017. DMH, a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Dumas, Arkansas, focused efforts on improving quality of care and transitions of care throughout its facilities. Six months after implementing the recommendations, improvements can be seen across several measurable and non-measurable outcomes.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Georgia Counties with Rural and Critical Access Hospitals
Map showing locations of hospitals in Georgia counties designated as rural and locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Medicare Payment Basics: Critical Access Hospitals Payment System
Presents an overview of Medicare payments for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Compares differences in Medicare payments for CAHs, Sole Community Hospitals, and Medicare-Dependent Hospitals.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Oregon’s Critical Access Hospitals: Fiscal Year 2015 Community Benefit Reporting Highlights
Details Oregon’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) community benefit reporting using FY2015 data. Includes detailed community benefit reporting form data on Oregon's 25 CAHs, as well as a comparison of FY2015 and FY2014 community benefit dollars spent by category, community benefit spending totals, percent of net revenue, and more.
Author(s): Rosalee Locklear
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Sliding Fee Scale Discount Guide for CAHs and RHCs
Contains concepts and guidance for Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) executives and management teams in developing a sliding fee scale discount program. Explains how these programs relate to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) compliance and participation in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Includes an example of a sliding fee schedule.
Author(s): Ralph J. Llewellyn
Date: 09/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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