Selected recent or important resources focusing on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Care Coordination and Community Partnerships for Cancer Care in Critical Access Hospitals
Presents findings from a survey of 135 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) regarding care coordination practices for patients with cancer. Describes the types of care coordination services provided by CAHs and the staff that provide these services. Discusses partnerships between CAHs and community organizations regarding cancer initiatives.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Xiomara Santana, Nathan Bean, Helen Parsons, Ira Moscovice Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
Changes in Service Offerings Post-System Affiliation in Rural Hospitals
Explores the effects of joining or leaving a regional or national healthcare system on 62 service offerings at rural prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) between 2008 through 2020. Compares services offered at hospitals that joined a system, left a system, were always in a system during the study period, and were never is a system during the study period.
Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Rural Hospitals Must Keep up with Innovation to Remain Viable
Describes changes to the healthcare market environment, including technology, telehealth, services offered by retailers and large corporations, and declining patient volume. Outlines priorities for Critical Access Hospitals to remain viable, including the transition to population-based payment. Details a transition framework to guide hospitals as they move to a population-based payment system and navigate a changing environment.
Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stroudwater Associates view details
Impacts of Critical Access Hospital Independence and System Ownership during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Summarizes findings from a survey of 155 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) executives regarding experiences and challenges responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examines the impact of healthcare system affiliation on the CAHs' response to COVID, including the advantages and disadvantages of system affiliation and independence.
Author(s): Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr, Abigail Wenninger Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
Interpretation Services for Patients with Limited English Proficiency in Critical Access Hospitals
Discusses the importance of language interpretation services and guidelines for communication and language assistance in healthcare. Describes common themes that emerged through interviews with six Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) located in areas with a high proportion of patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) regarding the provision of language translation services, and identifies best practices that CAHs can emulate.
Author(s): Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr, Shehrose Charania Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
Rates of Limited English Proficiency in Counties with Critical Access Hospitals
Describes the rates of residents with limited English proficiency (LEP) in counties with at least one Critical Access Hospital. Summarizes research on the relationship between the availability of language interpreting services and better healthcare outcomes.
Author(s): Robert Barclay, Nathan Bean, Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
MBQIP Quality Measures National Annual Report - 2021
Summarizes quality measure reporting rates and performance among Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in 2021. Presents data on the four Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) domains: patient safety/inpatient, outpatient, patient engagement, and care transitions.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Alyssa Furukawa, Madeleine Pick Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
Critical Access Hospital eCQM Resource List
Resource list for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), reflecting new materials and updates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for 2022 reporting.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details
COVID-19 Response in System-Owned and Independent CAHs
Recording of a November 2022 webinar presenting findings from Critical Access Hospital (CAH) executives regarding experiences and challenges responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Compares the experiences of system-affiliated and independent CAHs.
Author(s): Madeleine Pick Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
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