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Resources by Topic: Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) State-level Quality, Financial, and Community Engagement Data
State-level reports on the financial, quality, and community benefit indicators of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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State Survey Agency Directory
A directory of state agencies that handle survey and certification of certain healthcare facilities including Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for compliance with the Medicare health and safety standards. Updated quarterly.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Critical Access Hospitals Topic Guide
Resources, information and frequently asked questions related to the requirements and benefits of the rural Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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AHA CAH Update Newsletter
Newsletter of the AHA Section on Small or Rural Hospitals addressing legislation and regulatory issues of interest to Critical Access Hospitals.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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AHA Issues: Critical Access Hospitals
Information on American Hospital Association (AHA) advocacy activities related to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes news, resources, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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CMS Critical Access Hospitals Center
Presents regulations and notices, press releases, program memorandums, and other information from CMS related to the Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Critical Access Hospital Accreditation
Information on the Joint Commission survey process for certification of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 485.601-645: Subpart F, Conditions of Participation: Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
Sets forth the conditions that a hospital must meet to be designated as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH).
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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