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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Michelle Casey, Alex Evenson, Shailendra Prasad, Peiyin Hung
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in hospitals have garnered considerable attention in recent years and are the focus of multiple national and…
Michelle Casey, Shailendra Prasad, Alex Evenson
An estimated 5-10% of hospitalized patients experience a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) every year, resulting in significant morbidity and…
John Gale, Zach Croll, Andrew Coburn
A number of policy issues are focusing attention on the safety net role of tax-exempt hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and the…
John Gale, Zach Croll, Andrew Coburn
This policy brief compares Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) with non-CAHs in terms of their activity and policies regarding charity care, bad debt,…
Zach Croll, John Gale, Andrew Coburn
Non-profit hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), are required to report their community benefit activities (programs and services…
Peiyin Hung, Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice
This policy brief has three purposes: 1) to describe current Critical Access Hospital (CAH) participation in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive…
All hospitals, regardless of size and organizational structure, benefit from comparative data on financial condition and performance. The unique…
Jill Klingner, Ira Moscovice, Michelle Casey, Alex Evenson
Prior research based on field tests indicated that emergency department patient transfer communication measures are feasible and worthwhile to…
John Gale, Andrew Coburn
The primary purpose of this brief is to inform the efforts of state Flex Programs to support CAHs in conducting collaborative Community Health Needs…
Michelle Casey, Alex Evenson, Ira Moscovice
This data summary report presents comparisons of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) reporting and performance rates from 2012 vs. the first six months of…