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Resources by Topic: Hospitals

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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Health.mil Rates and Reimbursement: Hospital Classifications
Identifies TRICARE reimbursement methodologies for Sole Community Hospitals (SCH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Also lists CAH inpatient and outpatient cost-to-charge ratios (CCRs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Military Health System
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Toolkit for Using the AHRQ Quality Indicators
Resource for hospitals planning to use the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs), including the Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), to track and improve inpatient quality and patient safety. Also serves as a general guide to applying improvement methods in a hospital setting.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP)
Resources designed to help Critical Access Hospitals understand and execute the MBQIP measures. Includes tools and strategies rural hospitals can use to report, analyze, and translate their data into actual quality improvement.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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State Flex Profiles and Contact Information
Provides links to each state's Rural Hospital Medicare Flexibility (Flex) Program activities related to supporting Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes state Flex program contacts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS)
Discusses the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS). Tracks trends and healthcare delivery in hospitals, including emergency, outpatient departments, and ambulatory surgery centers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Wisconsin Office of Rural Health Data & Maps
Includes maps, resources, data, and reports showing various rural health services in Wisconsin, including certified Rural Health Clinics, community health centers, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), emergency medical services (EMS), tribal health centers, and hospitals.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Rural Emergency Department Performance Improvement: A Compendium of Performance Topics
Provides rural hospital leaders a quick, easy-to-read primer about the emergency department.
Author(s): Clint MacKinney
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stroudwater Associates
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PubMed Search: Rural Hospitals
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of rural hospitals.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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PubMed Search: Critical Access Hospitals
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of Critical Access Hospitals.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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