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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Jamar Croom, 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…
CAH Financial Indicators Team
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
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, 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…
CAH Financial Indicators Team
All hospitals, regardless of size and organizational structure, benefit from comparative data on financial condition and performance. The unique…
CAH Financial Indicators Team
All hospitals, regardless of size and organizational structure, benefit from comparative data on financial condition and performance. The unique…
Karen Pearson, John Gale, George Shaler
Community paramedicine is a quickly evolving field in both rural and urban areas as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers look to reduce the use…
Karen Pearson, John Gale, George Shaler
This study examined the evidence base for community paramedicine in rural communities, the role of community paramedics in rural healthcare delivery…