Publications

The Flex Monitoring Team completes projects each year in a variety of topic areas such as CAH financial and operational improvement, patient safety, quality of care, Emergency Medical Services, and social determinants of health. These publications aim to evaluate the Flex Program and disseminate information to State Flex Programs, CAHs, and the general public. Our publications offer a wide range of information about Flex Program activities, best practices in CAHs, financial, quality, and community measures, and hospital services. Below is a list of publications from the Flex Monitoring Team. Publications are listed chronologically, in descending order. You can search by title and filter by topics and state. For data reports and publications relevant to specific states, please visit our State Profiles.

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George Pink, Kristin L. Reiter
Since the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) enactment of Medicaid expansion in 2014, 36 states have decided to expand Medicaid – 21% of the population is…
Kristin L. Reiter
All hospitals, regardless of size and organizational structure, benefit from comparative data on financial condition and performance. The unique…
John Gale, Karen Pearson, Yvonne Jonk
In 1981, responsibility for overseeing emergency medical services (EMS) largely shifted to states and localities, contributing to the creation of a…
Megan Lahr, Ira Moscovice
This report summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on Hospital Compare inpatient and outpatient…
Megan Lahr, Ira Moscovice
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a national, standardized survey designed to support quality…
Kristin L. Reiter, George Pink
Under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, states with Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are eligible to receive federal funds to support…
Zach Croll, John Gale
Non-profit and publicly-owned hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), have obligations to address the health needs of their…
George Pink, Kristin L. Reiter
The Financial Distress Index is an algorithm that uses historical data about hospital financial performance, government reimbursement, organizational…
All hospitals, regardless of size and organizational structure, benefit from comparative data on financial condition and performance. The unique…
Megan Lahr, Ira Moscovice
This report summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on Hospital Compare inpatient and outpatient…