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State Approaches to Certification of Critical Access Hospitals as “Necessary Providers”

February 4th, 2015

The Flex Monitoring Team has re-issued a 2002 report which aggregates and summarizes the Necessary Provider criteria for each state […]

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When A Hospital Closes (Kaiser Health News)

September 25th, 2014

“In a scenario playing out in rural areas across the country, the July 1 closing of Vidant Pungo Hospital in […]

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OIG 2014 Workplan Includes CAH and RHC Studies

February 13th, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center reports that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) […]

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Rural Care Coordination Toolkit Launched

February 6th, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) and NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis are announcing a new Rural Care Coordination […]

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Flex Monitoring Team Launches New Website, Communications Services

January 27th, 2014

The Flex Monitoring Team has launched a new website at flexmonitoring.org, offering quick and easy access to their entire collection […]

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New Research of Note: Winter 2014 Journal of Rural Health

January 3rd, 2014

The Winter 2014 issue of The Journal of Rural Health has been released.  Articles relevant to the Flex Monitoring Team’s […]

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Federal Register Notice: CAH Ownership Disclosures

December 13th, 2013

Dec 13, 2013 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking public comments on the following: Clinical Laboratory […]

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Pink Offers Guidance for CAH Policy Changes

December 13th, 2013

Dec 13, 2013 — NRHA Today article tells of a series of three briefs, authored by 2013 NRHA Outstanding Researcher […]

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How Does Stage 2 Meaningful Use Challenge Rural Providers?

December 10th, 2013

Dec 10, 2013 — EHR Intelligence article reports that even with the proposed extension of the timeline for eligible professionals […]

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Federal Register Notice: CMS Outpatient Quality Reporting and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Programs

December 10th, 2013

Dec 10, 2013 — Posted in the Federal Register:  This final rule with comment period from CMS revises the Medicare […]

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