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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Megan Lahr, Tongtan Chantarat, Ira Moscovice
This report summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on Hospital Compare inpatient and outpatient…
Mariah Quick, Megan Lahr, Tongtan Chantarat, Ira Moscovice
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a national, standardized survey designed to support quality…
Megan Lahr, Tongtan Chantarat, Mariah Quick, Ashleigh Norris, Ira Moscovice
This report summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on Hospital Compare inpatient and outpatient…
Mariah Quick, Tongtan Chantarat, Ashleigh Norris, Ira Moscovice
This report summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of…
Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice, Peiyin Hung
Overview: The purpose of this study was to identify peer groups of CAHs for analyzing quality performance. The study aimed to address the following…
Megan Lahr
Research has shown that there are higher stroke mortality rates in rural areas, but these seem to be attributable to higher stroke incidence rather…
Megan Lahr, Tongtan Chantarat, Michelle Casey
This report summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on Hospital Compare inpatient and outpatient…
Megan Lahr, Tongtan Chantarat, Michelle Casey
This report summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of…
Michelle Casey, Tami Swenson
This report summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on Hospital Compare inpatient and outpatient…
Michelle Casey, Tami Swenson
This report summarizes reporting rates and performance among all U.S. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of…