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Resources by Topic: Legislation and regulations

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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Medicare Learning Network: Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System
Provides general information about the Acute Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), including IPPS payment rates and how IPPS payment rates are set. Includes sections on the Rural Referral Center (RRC) Program and the Sole Community Hospital (SCH) designation.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Billing Guide
Describes the information Federally Qualified Health Centers are required to submit for a Prospective Payment System, and explains how Rural Health Clinics should bill for certain preventive services under the Affordable Care Act.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare Learning Network: Billing Information for Rural Providers and Suppliers
Provides Medicare billing information by provider type and type of service, including information on where to submit claims. Includes information for Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, and Swing Bed services.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare Learning Network: Rural Health Clinic
Provides an overview of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program and services. Includes information regarding Medicare certification.
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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Medicare Learning Network: Federally Qualified Health Center
Provides a general overview of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and includes a list of helpful rural health resources and websites.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Homes
Discusses Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which created an optional Medicaid State Plan benefit for states to establish Health Homes. These coordinate care for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic conditions by adding Section 1945 of the Social Security Act.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program
Provides information on the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor program for participants, sponsors, and for host families or employers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services oversees the program for visitors pursuing health research and clinical care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
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