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Resources by Topic: Critical Access Hospitals

Health.mil Rates and Reimbursement: Hospital Classifications
Identifies TRICARE reimbursement methodologies for Sole Community Hospitals (SCH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Also lists CAH inpatient and outpatient cost to charge ratios (CCRs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Military Health System
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Toolkit for Using the AHRQ Quality Indicators
Resource for hospitals planning to use the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs), including the Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), to track and improve inpatient quality and patient safety. Also serves as a general guide to applying improvement methods in a hospital setting.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP)
Resources designed to help Critical Access Hospitals understand and execute the MBQIP measures. Includes tools and strategies rural hospitals can use to report, analyze, and translate their data into actual quality improvement.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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State Flex Profiles
Profiles of each state's Rural Hospital Medicare Flexibility (Flex) Program activities related to supporting Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes state Flex program contacts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Wisconsin Rural Health Data and Resources
Includes maps, resources, and data and reports showing various rural health services in Wisconsin, including certified Rural Health Clinics, community health centers, Critical Access Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), tribal health centers, and hospitals.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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PubMed Search: Critical Access Hospitals
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of Critical Access Hospitals.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Medical Facilities in Missouri
An interactive map searchable by county, zip code, or city to find hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Missouri. Provides location and contact information for each facility.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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Survey & Certification - Certification & Compliance: Critical Access Hospitals
Provides basic information about being certified as a Medicare Critical Access Hospital (CAH) provider. Includes links to applicable laws, regulations, and compliance information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Critical Access Hospital (CAH) State Profiles
Interactive map that provides 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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