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Resources by Topic: Hospitals

Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Fact Sheet
Provides information on the hardship exemptions for eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) under the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program. Includes information on how to apply for it in order to avoid negative payment adjustments.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Critical Access Hospital Telehealth Services in Oregon
Mapping system highlights Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) telehealth services in the state of Oregon. Details both the facilities and the area of service.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oregon Community Health Needs Assessments & Improvement Plans
Features a series of county-level maps detailing information about Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs). Lists the hospitals, local public health authorities, and coordinated care organizations for each county, as well as the last time a CHNA and/or a CHIP was completed for each.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Oklahoma Community Health Needs Assessments by County
Lists final needs assessment reports by county for Oklahoma for most counties. Addresses health indicators, use of healthcare services, primary care physician demand, economic impact of healthcare, and demographics for hospital service areas, as required for nonprofit hospitals under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Focuses on how the hospitals can and do serve their respective communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Rural Health
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Rural Matters
Quarterly publication focused on rural health in Texas from the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH).
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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What Is a Rural Hospital?
Explains the different definitions of rural and how they impact the number of hospitals in Texas considered rural.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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The Impact of a Rural Hospital Closure
Discusses the impacts of hospital closures with a focus on Texas. Addresses how access issues can result in mortality, challenges with reopening hospitals, and the economic impact of rural hospitals and hospital closures.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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Arkansas Hospital Directory
Offers a searchable directory of hospitals in Arkansas by name, city, county, district, or type. Includes Critical Access Hospitals, Sole Community Hospitals, Rural Referral Centers, and more.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Hospital Association
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Rural Hospital Closures Since 2010
Provides an interactive map showing hospital closures since 2010. Lists closures by year and Medicare payment type (Critical Access Hospital, Sole Community Hospital, Rural Referral Center, etc.), the number that have closed for each state, and the number that closed each year. Map shows locations of hospital closures and shades states based on whether or not they have adopted Medicaid expansion.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Stroudwater Associates
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Nebraska Critical Access Hospitals
A map of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) by county in Nebraska as of December 2022.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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