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Resources by Topic: Hospitals

Medicare Learning Network: Rural Providers & Suppliers Billing
Provides Medicare billing information by provider type and type of service, including information on where to submit claims. Includes information for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Home Health Agencies, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Swing Bed services.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare Learning Network: Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital
Provides an overview of the Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) adjustment provision and lists requirements that hospitals must meet in order to qualify for it.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare Learning Network: Critical Access Hospital
Booklet providing information about Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation and payments. Includes a list of CAH resources and helpful websites.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Flex Program Fundamentals
Provides overview information on the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program, which supports Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Designed to be a resource for current Flex Program staff, as well as an orientation manual for new staff.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Resources for Critical Access Hospitals and Small Rural Hospitals
Provides information to meet the health information technology (HIT) needs of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and small, rural hospitals. Covers benefits of HIT, overcoming barriers to HIT adoptions and implementation, and meaningful use resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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Interoperability Training Courses
Provides online training for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) focused on the Stage 2 Meaningful Use Rule. Covers how to implement new standards to support transitions of care, lab exchange, patient engagement, and public health measures.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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AHA Community Connections
Provides access to case studies spotlighting hospitals and health systems (some are in rural areas) that have successfully collaborated with local community organizations to promote care coordination, wellness, and prevention. Website also includes tools and resources to help healthcare facilities be accountable and transparent to their communities and deliver quality care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) Demonstration
Describes the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) demonstration including the project purpose, legislation, eligible states, partners, and program contacts. The initial demonstration ended in July 2019. However, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, authorized a five-year extension period for participating Critical Access Hospitals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Nevada Rural Hospital Partners Revenue Cycle Improvement Program
Describes a revenue cycle improvement program (RCIP) designed to enable small and rural hospitals to achieve optimal financial performance in a challenging financial and regulatory environment.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Rural Hospital Partners
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Rural Trauma in North Carolina
Provides an overview of rural trauma care in the state, including map showing rural and urban counties.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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