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Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).

Calendar Year (CY) 2015 Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Updates: Payment Rate Increases for RHCs and FQHCs Billing Under the All-Inclusive Rate System (AIR), and Urban and Rural Designations for FQHCs Billing Under the AIR
Provides updates for RHCs and FQHCs that are submitting claims to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services to Medicare beneficiaries.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Scoring Shortage Designations
Provides an overview of the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation scoring criteria. Covers additional criteria and guidelines specific to each of the three types of designations: primary care, dental and mental health. Also covers scoring criteria for the Medically Underserved Area and Medically Underserved Population (MUA/P) designation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Find Shortage Areas by Address
Searchable tool for identifying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) by street address, city, and state or a street address and zip code.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Medicare Learning Network: Rural Providers & Suppliers Billing
Provides Medicare billing information by provider type and type of service, including information on where to submit claims. Includes information for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Home Health Agencies, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Skilled Nursing Facilities, 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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CMS Regional Office Rural Health Coordinators
The list of CMS regional rural health coordinators who provide technical, policy, and operational assistance on rural health issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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PubMed Search: Rural Health Clinics
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations with abstracts for items related to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) published in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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CMS Rural Health Clinics Center
Provides links to manuals, billing codes, enrollment and certification information, legislation, regulations, and contacts related to Medicare and Medicaid services in the rural health clinics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Quality, Safety & Oversight - Certification & Compliance: Rural Health Clinics
Provides information about being certified as a Medicare participating Rural Health Clinic (RHC) supplier. Includes links to applicable laws, regulations, and compliance information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 447.371 Services Furnished by Rural Health Clinics
Details Medicare payment requirements for Rural Health Clinic services established Sept. 29, 1978 and amended Sept. 30, 1986.
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 5/2/2022