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Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) – Resources

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

Am I Rural?
Helps determine whether a specific location is considered rural based on various definitions of rural, including definitions that are used as eligibility criteria for federal programs. Definitions covered include Rural Urban Commuting Areas (RUCAs), Core Based Statistical Areas, Rural Urban Continuum Codes (RUCC), and Urban Influence Codes (UICs).
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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CMS Medicare Administrative Contractors
Provides information and resources concerning the Part A/Part B Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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State Survey Agency Directory
A directory of state agencies that handle survey and certification of certain healthcare facilities including Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for compliance with the Medicare health and safety standards. Updated quarterly.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 440.20 Outpatient Hospital Services and Rural Health Clinic Services
Defines the current scope of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) services, and who can provide them.
Type: Document
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MUA Find
Search for Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUAs/MUPs). Allows searching by state, county, or ID number. Includes designation status and date.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Rural Health Clinic - Rules and Guidelines
Interpretive guidelines for the Medicare regulations governing the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program. Used by state surveyors to ensure that clinics are in compliance with the technical requirements of the RHC program.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Last Updated: 5/25/2022