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Resources by Topic: Hospitals

Rural Community Hospital Demonstration
An overview of a CMS demonstration project which provides cost-based reimbursement for small rural hospitals too large to be Critical Access Hospitals. Examines the community benefits and financial impact for participating hospitals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rural Hospital Closures
Interactive maps displaying the location of rural hospital closures and conversions across the U.S. from January 2005 to present. Provides sortable and downloadable lists containing important facility information about each closed hospital.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Medicare Learning Network: Swing Bed Services
Provides information about the requirements Critical Access Hospitals must meet in order to enter into a swing bed agreement under which they can use beds, as needed, to provide either acute or Skilled Nursing Facility care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CAH Legislative History
Describes pieces of legislation that have resulted in the creation and modification of the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Provides access to Medicare claims data, with information regionally and over time related to healthcare quality, spending, and utilization. Includes data by hospital, as well as by state, county, Hospital Referral Region, and Hospital Service Area.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
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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: Information for Critical Access Hospitals
Booklet providing information about Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation and payments. Discusses the use of CAH beds for general inpatient hospice care and conversion to Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) status. 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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South Dakota Critical Access Hospitals
County-level map of South Dakota showing locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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