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Resources by Topic: Critical Access Hospitals

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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Florida Rural Hospital Directory
Directory of current rural hospitals including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the State of Florida. Includes the hospital name, address, phone number, and administrative contact information. (Updated 11-30-17)
Date: 11/2017
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Florida Office of Rural Health
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Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
Printable map that shows the location of CAHs nationwide by state. Data source: HRSA Data Warehouse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 2017.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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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: University of Montana: Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
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