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Iowa Health Fact Book
Presents state-wide data regarding health outcomes, social determinants of health, and health behaviors throughout Iowa. Discusses rural demographics, adult and youth injury mortalities in rural counties, healthcare facilities including rural health clinics, and distribution of physicians.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Code of Federal Regulations: Title 42: Public Health, Chapter 4 Subchapter G: Standards and Certification Part 484 Home Health Services
Contains details and requirements for condition of participation for home health agencies.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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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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Flex Program Fundamentals
Provides overview information on the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program, which supports Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Designed to be a resource for current Flex Program staff, as well as an orientation manual for new staff.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Technical Assistance and Services Center
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