Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) – Organizations
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Operates the Medicare and Medicaid programs - two national healthcare programs that benefit millions of Americans. Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Website includes access to research, statistics, and data related to these programs.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Coordinates activities related to rural healthcare within
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Part of
the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Focuses on matters affecting rural hospitals and
healthcare, coordinating activities within the department
that relate to rural healthcare, and maintaining a national
Flex Monitoring Team
Performance monitoring project for the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex Program) conducted by the Rural Health Research Centers at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina, and Southern Maine. The monitoring project is assessing the impact of the Flex Program on Critical Access Hospitals and their communities and the role of states in achieving overall program objectives.
Technical Assistance and Services Center
Assists states with all aspects of the Medicare Rural
Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex Program), including
Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) conversion, networking,
integrating EMS services into rural medical delivery
systems, and performance improvement. TASC is the technical
assistance center for the Flex Program, and a program of
the National Rural Health Resource Center.