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Medicare and Rural Health Organizations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
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.
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CMS Rural Health Council
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) council focused on improving access to care in rural settings, supporting the economics of providing healthcare in rural America, and ensuring that the healthcare innovation agenda fits rural health care markets.
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Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
A nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides the U.S. Congress with analysis and policy advice on the Medicare program. Examines access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare.
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ResDAC (Research Data Assistance Center)
A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractor that provides assistance to academic, government, and nonprofit researchers interested in using Medicare and/or Medicaid data for their research.
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Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC)
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.
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Last Reviewed: 12/8/2014