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Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 15, 2020 - The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) announced they are accepting applications from healthcare facilities to become NHSC approved sites. Includes information on the benefits of a NHSC membership and encourages facilities that provide substance use disorder (SUD) treatment to apply. Applications are due July 21, 2020.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
May 29, 2020 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2021. Includes details of changes impacting Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals, and inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals, among other things. Comments on the proposed rule are due by July 10, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 18, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has received an application from DNV GL-Healthcare for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Comments on the application are due by June 17, 2020.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 6/15/2020