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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Legislation and regulations

CMS Regional Office Rural Health Coordinators
The list of CMS regional rural health coordinators who provide technical, policy, and operational assistance on rural health issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Federal Tort Claims Act
Information on the application and reporting processes for HRSA-supported health centers with malpractice insurance through the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Medicare Benefit Policy Manual: Chapter 7 - Home Health Services
Discusses the Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS), requirements for home health coverage, services provided, physician certificates, supplies, and duration. Mentions rural throughout.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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QualityNet
Serves as a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved website for secure communications and healthcare quality data exchange between: quality improvement organizations (QIOs), hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) networks and facilities, and data vendors.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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HealthCare.gov
Consumer website providing information related to health insurance coverage, how to get covered, and requirements related to health insurance.
Additional links: En Español
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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CMS Rural Health Clinics Center
Provides links to manuals, billing codes, enrollment and certification information, legislation, regulations, and contacts related to Medicare and Medicaid services in the rural health clinics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Center Program Requirements
Provides links to key health center program requirements, links to relevant regulations, and the health center program compliance manual.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Quality, Safety & Oversight - Certification & Compliance: Rural Health Clinics
Provides information about being certified as a Medicare participating Rural Health Clinic (RHC) supplier. Includes links to applicable laws, regulations, and compliance information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Survey & Certification - Certification & Compliance: Critical Access Hospitals
Provides basic information about being certified as a Medicare Critical Access Hospital (CAH) provider. Includes links to applicable laws, regulations, and compliance information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 447.371 Services Furnished by Rural Health Clinics
Details Medicare payment requirements for Rural Health Clinic services established Sept. 29, 1978 and amended Sept. 30, 1986.
Type: Document
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