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Resources by Topic: Hospitals

Emergency Department Transfer Communication
Provides an overview of the Emergency Department Transfer Communication (EDTC) quality measure for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP). Offers a data specifications manual and training video, as well as Excel-based data collection tools, manual, and training video. Includes a technical expert panel summary and final summary report.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Critical Access Hospital Recognition
Lists hospitals that have received the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Recognition certificate, established by the National Rural Health Resource Center and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Hospitals are nominated by state Flex programs in recognition of their accomplishments using funded provided through the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. Provides a brief summary of each awardee's project and outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Nevada Compare Hospital Quality Measures
Offers an interactive website comparing quality measures for Nevada's hospitals, including acute care, specialty, and Critical Access Hospitals, where sufficient data is available. Includes data from the CMS Hospital Compare website, AHRQ Hospital Quality Performance Measures, the Nevada State Health Division, and the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Hospital Association
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Critical Access Hospitals in Missouri
Lists all Critical Access Hospitals in Missouri by facility name, city, and region of the state. Updated quarterly.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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CAHMPAS Data Query Tool
Tool allows Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to compare their performance with other hospitals by location, quality measures, community data, and financials. The financial portion requires a login.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Eligible Hospital / Critical Access Hospital eCQMs
Features updated electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability programs for reporting in Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Code of Federal Regulations: Title 42 Public Health, Chapter 4, Subchapter B, Part 425: Medicare Shared Savings Program
Details and describes the regulations for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Provides information on eligibility, application procedures, reporting requirements, and special assignment conditions for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)
Resources for hospitals related to value-based purchasing, Accountable Care Organizations, and payment bundling. Developed for hospitals participating in the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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FAH Hospital Policy Blog
Shares perspectives on health policy issues affecting America's hospitals and patients. Includes a category offering thoughts on policy issues specific to rural hospitals.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Federation of American Hospitals
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Arkansas Hospitals Magazine
Quarterly magazine of the Arkansas Hospital Association highlighting news, events, and other topics affecting hospitals throughout Arkansas.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Hospital Association
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