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Resources by Topic: Critical Access Hospitals

A Targeted Look at the Rural Health Care Safety Net
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Discusses the safety net, the web of professionals and institutions that provide care to the poor and uninsured regardless of ability of pay. Also covers key safety net programs under the purview of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Its findings fall into three categories: ensuring access to hospital services, ensuring access to primary care, and maintaining an adequate workforce.
Date: 04/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Rural Populations and Health Care Providers: A Map Book
Provides a visual picture of the geographic distribution of rural populations and the health care providers that serve them.
Author(s): Randy K. Randolph, Katherine Gaul, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Date: 2002
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Alaska Rural Health Plan
A guide to implement the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program in the state of Alaska providing information on the creation of rural health networks, the stabilization of rural hospitals, the accessibility and quality of healthcare services, and the process for the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation.
Date: 12/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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Rural Hospitals' Ability to Finance Inpatient, Skilled Nursing and Home Health Care
Reports on how rural hospitals restructured their operations in response to the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA), which reduced Medicare payments for inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing care, and home health care. Discusses Critical Access Hospitals.
Author(s): Jeffrey Stensland, Ira Moscovice
Date: 10/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Financial Viability of Rural Hospitals in a Post-BBA Environment
Evaluated the financial viability of rural hospitals under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) and the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999 (BBRA) Medicare payment policies. Estimated the number of hospitals that would become Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and estimated the number of beds at each hospital.
Author(s): Jeffrey Stensland, Ira Moscovice, Jon Christianson
Date: 10/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Role of CAH Status in Mitigating the Effects of New Prospective Payment Systems Under Medicare
Described the considerations for rural hospitals in the early years of having Critical Access Hospital status as an option. Examined rural hospitals that potentially qualified to convert to Critical Access Hospitals at that time. Identified characteristics of facilities at substantial financial risk as a result of Medicare's expansion of prospective payment systems to non-acute settings.
Author(s): Kathleen Dalton, Rebecca T. Slifkin, Hilda A. Howard
Date: 01/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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The Oklahoma Rural Health Care Plan 2000
Provides a framework for the improvement of health for rural populations in Oklahoma with a focus on the development and implementation of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
Date: 2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Rural Health
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Critical Access Hospital Recognition
Lists hospitals that have received the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Recognition certificate, established by the National Rural Health Resource Center and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Hospitals are nominated by state Flex programs in recognition of their accomplishments using funded provided through the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. Provides a brief summary of each awardee's project and outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Critical Access Hospital Profiles
Profiles California's Critical Access Hospitals, including the number of beds and information on the services they provide.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: California Critical Access Hospital Network
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Critical Access Hospitals in Missouri
Lists all Critical Access Hospitals in Missouri by facility name, city, and region of the state. Updated quarterly.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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