Critical Access Hospitals
The Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) program is designed to improve rural health care access and reduce hospital closures. Critical Access Hospitals provide essential services to a community and are reimbursed by Medicare on a "reasonable cost basis" for services provided to Medicare patients.
The Flex Monitoring Team maintains a list of Critical Access Hospitals which includes the hospital name, city, state, ZIP code and effective date of CAH status.
For State Flex Profiles and/or technical
National Rural Health Resource Center
Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC)
State Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Contacts
For questions about CMS regulations
CMS Regional Rural Representatives
For survey and certification
CMS State Survey Agency Directory
There are more organizations related to Critical Access Hospitals in the organizations section.
Last Reviewed: 9/25/2012