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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Zach Croll, John Gale
Non-profit and publicly-owned hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), have obligations to address the health needs of their…
John Gale, Celia Jewell, Sara Kahn-Troster, Zach Croll
The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program funds initiatives to improve the health of rural communities under Program Area 3: Population…
Celia Jewell, Sara Kahn-Troster, Zach Croll, John Gale
This brief responds to interest from State Flex Programs (SFPs) and other Critical Access Hospital (CAH) stakeholders about the range of population…
Megan Lahr, Tongtan Chantarat, Mariah Quick, Madeleine Pick, Ira Moscovice
This brief summarizes characteristics of Critical Access Hospital initiatives addressing the social needs of individuals in their communities.…
Zach Croll, John Gale
Non-profit and publicly-owned hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), have obligations to address the health needs of their…
Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr, Ira Moscovice
Optimal health is determined by many factors that go beyond access to quality health care. As a result, hospitals in the U.S. have started to address…
John Gale, Zach Croll, Nathan First, Sara Kahn-Troster
Residents of rural communities face longstanding access barriers to mental health (MH) services due to chronic shortages of specialty MH providers,…
John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster, Zach Croll, Nathan First
Substance use is a significant public health issue in rural communities. Despite this fact, substance use treatment services are limited in rural…
Zach Croll, John Gale
Non-profit and publicly-owned hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), have obligations to address the health needs of their…
Zach Croll, John Gale, Jeremy Zuckero
Non-profit and publicly-owned hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), have obligations to address the health needs of their…