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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

PubMed Search: Rural Health Clinics
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations with abstracts for items related to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) published in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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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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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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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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State Survey Agency Directory
A directory of state agencies that handle survey and certification of certain healthcare facilities including Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for compliance with the Medicare health and safety standards. Updated quarterly.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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NHSC Sliding Fee Discount Program Information Package
Basic information for clinics and health centers about developing and implementing a sliding fee schedule for low-income populations. Serves as guidance on the requirements related to sliding fee schedules for National Health Service Corps-approved sites and sites interested in applying to be NHSC sites.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Health Service Corps
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Rural Health Clinics Topic Guide
Provides resources and answers frequently asked questions regarding the requirements and benefits of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program. Addresses how to become a RHC, reimbursement, staffing requirements, patient characteristics, the differences between RHCs and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), who to contact for assistance, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Social Security Act, Section 1905 (l): Definitions
Definitions of terms used in the Social Security Act related to Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Document
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Social Security Act, Section 1902 (bb): State Plans for Medical Assistance
Part (bb) covers state plan requirements for payment for services for Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Document
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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 440.20 Outpatient Hospital Services and Rural Health Clinic Services
Defines the current scope of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) services, and who can provide them.
Type: Document
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