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Resources by Topic: Critical Access Hospitals

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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Research Findings Brief: An Assessment of the Community Health Needs Assessments and Implementation Plans for Nonprofit Small Rural Hospitals in Nebraska
Analyzes the quality and completeness of the Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and Implementation Plans (IP) of small nonprofit rural hospitals in Nebraska. Ranks the highest priorities from the CHNAs for rural hospitals across the state.
Author(s): David Palm, Li‐Wu Chen, Jamie Larson
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Providing Patient-Centered Enhanced Discharge Planning and Rural Transition Support: Building a Rural Transitions Network Between Regional Referral and Critical Access Hospitals
Manual describing procedures used in Western Montana to develop a model improving likelihood of a good recovery for patients and decreasing chances of re-hospitalization. Includes a guide to ethical considerations in discharge and rural transition planning.
Author(s): Tom Seekins, Heidi Boehm, Jennifer Wong, Linda Yearous, AnnaJean Smith
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
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Transitions in Care among Rural Residents with Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia
Findings brief examining continuum of care of Medicare patients as they are transferred from a hospital to another facility. Features statistics including patient residence and condition, admitting facility type, proportion of hospitalizations with a transfer, transfer patterns, and discharge status following transferred admission, with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Jarrod Bullard, Yu-Hsiu Lin, Janice C. Probst
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Improving Access to High Quality Sepsis Care in a South Dakota Emergency Telemedicine Network
Research and policy brief exploring whether emergency department-based telemedicine networks using real-time access to sepsis experts can improve outcomes and decrease variation in care. Discusses a pilot program for Critical Access Hospitals in South Dakota-based Avera Health's 140-hospital network in 12 states. Includes statistics for patients with positive sepsis screens from Sept. 2016 to March 2017.
Author(s): Nicholas M. Mohr, Brian Skow, Amy Wittrock, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Telehealth Research Center
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Network Spotlight: North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network
Describes the North Dakota Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network through an interview with Senior Project Coordinator, Jody Ward, and Associate Director, Lynette Dickson, from the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Center for Rural Health. The North Dakota CAH Quality Network serves as a voluntary platform for facilitating best practices and quality improvement initiatives across all of North Dakota's 36 CAHs. The conversation focuses on the North Dakota CAH Quality Network's characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and challenges.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Overview: Vendor Directory
Provides information about the benefits and challenges of implementing a HCAHPS survey process in small rural hospitals, specifically Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes a full directory of vendors currently authorized to perform HCAHPS data collection.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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