Skip to main content

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Hospitals

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. Covers legislation affecting CAHs, CAH regulations related to Medicare and Medicaid, the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
view details
Rural Hospitals Topic Guide
Provides an overview of the challenges facing rural hospitals, specific rural hospital designations, services rural hospitals provide, and alternative hospital models proposed to serve rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
view details
Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care
Provides information on free or below cost healthcare available to people who meet poverty guidelines from certain healthcare facilities that received federal funds for construction or renovation under the Hill-Burton program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
view details
AHA Small or Rural Update Newsletter
Newsletter of the AHA Section on Small or Rural Hospitals targeted to small and rural hospitals. Each newsletter provides information on federal legislative and regulatory activity affecting payment, quality, and access to care.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
view details
HCUPnet
Online tool for accessing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data. Provides access to health statistics for hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery settings. Also provides access to population-based healthcare data by county and for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Includes data on diagnoses and procedures, quality indicators, and all stays.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
view details
AHA Rural Health Services
Information on American Hospital Association (AHA) work related to rural hospitals. Includes reports, case studies, webinars, podcasts, and other resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
view details
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
view details
Critical Access Hospital Accreditation
Information on the Joint Commission survey process for Critical Access Hospital (CAH) accreditation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
view details
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
view details