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Resources by Topic: Healthcare facilities

CMS Critical Access Hospitals Center
Presents regulations and notices, press releases, program memorandums, and other information from CMS related to the Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 485: 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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Critical Access Hospital Accreditation
Information on the Joint Commission survey process for Critical Access Hospital (CAH) accreditation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
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Health Center Program Policies
Links to current Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Program Information Notices (PINs) defining policies and procedures Section 330 funded health center grantees must follow, and provides links to Program Assistance Letters (PALs) summarizing program activities, newly enacted laws, and final regulations of interest to health centers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Find a Health Center
Allows users to search for community health centers, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and other Bureau of Primary Health Care service delivery sites, by location. These health centers provide free and low-cost health services such as: primary medical, obstetrical and gynecological, dental, mental health, and substance abuse care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Social Security Act, Section 1902 (bb): State Plans for Medical Assistance
Part (bb) covers state plan requirements for payment for services for Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Document
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Social Security Act, Section 1905 (l): Definitions
Definitions of terms used in the Social Security Act related to Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Document
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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 440.20 Outpatient Hospital Services and Rural Health Clinic Services
Defines the current scope of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) services, and who can provide them.
Type: Document
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Social Security Act, Section 1833 (f) and (h): Payment of Benefits
Payment limits for Rural Health Clinics and clinical laboratory services under the Social Security Act.
Type: Document
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Social Security Act, Section 1832 (a)(2)(D): Scope of Benefits
This section of the Social Security Act lists Rural Health Clinic and Federally Qualified Health Center services as within the scope of benefits.
Type: Document
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