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Resources by Topic: Rural Emergency Hospitals

How Many Hospitals Might Convert to a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH)?
Results of a study to predict the number of rural hospitals with 50 beds or fewer that are likely to consider conversion to Rural Emergency Hospital designation under the Medicare program. Features statistics on number and percent of complete closures and converted closures between 2011-2020 among hospitals with 50 beds or fewer, and open hospitals as of 2019-2020, with breakdowns by financial measures, operational measures, Medicare payment type, and census division.
Author(s): George H. Pink, Kristie W. Thompson, H. Ann Howard, G. Mark Holmes
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Model Summary
Provides an overview of the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) model, a Medicare provider type established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Describes key features of the REH model and the REH payment methodology. Identifies considerations that must be addressed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and state Medicaid programs, as well as areas that will require technical assistance.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Congress Establishes New Medicare Provider Category and Reimbursement for Rural Emergency Hospitals
Provides an overview of the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) provider designation established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Discusses provider eligibility criteria, REH requirements and permitted services, and Medicare reimbursement. Highlights key questions that need to be addressed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Author(s): Emily J. Cook, Sandra M. DiVarco, Caroline Reigart
Citation: National Law Review, XI(5)
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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