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We measure the quality performance of Critical Access Hospitals, with the goal of improving access to quality health care in rural communities.
We assess the community engagement and health system development activities of Critical Access Hospitals and rural communities, with the goal of improving access to needed services by vulnerable rural populations.
We provide comprehensive information on the financial condition of Critical Access Hospitals, with the goal of improving hospital financial performance.
The Flex Monitoring Team is a consortium of the Rural Health Research Centers at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Southern Maine, funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to evaluate the impact of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program (the Flex Program).