4210.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Critical Access Hospitals - Are They Working?

Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) is a new HCFA designation appropriated to eligible rural hospitals. Once a rural hospital has been designated with CAH status, it will receive cost-based reimbursement for its Medicare patients from HCFA. The new designation is made possible through the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program which was authorized by Congress as a way to save rural hospitals from closing. This session will examine the challenges and successes rural hospitals have experienced in seeking Critical Access Hospital designation
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Facilitator(s):Christopher Allan Knowles, MPA
Panelist(s):Alison Hughes, MPA
Andrew Nichols, MD, MPH
Organizer(s):Christopher Allan Knowles, MPA
Sponsor:Medical Care

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA