critical access hospital


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critical access hospital

Rural primary care hospital, see there.

critical access hospital

A hospital in a rural area that has a limited capacity and provides a limited number of services.
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Although the optimal amount of observation care is unknown, our results suggest that Medicare beneficiaries living in areas served by small and/ or critical access hospitals have less access to this type of care, which may mean that they are more likely to be admitted unnecessarily or discharged home prematurely.
Losing that reimbursement mechanism would just make it more difficult in the rural settings to continue to provide the same services that all critical access hospitals in Texas are currently providing," he said.
Inefficiency differences between Critical Access Hospitals and prospectively paid rural hospitals.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations recently announced the 2007 National Patient Safety Goals and related requirements that will apply specifically to accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.
Healthland is America's largest provider of fully integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving more than 500 clients across the country.
The clear choice was Nuance due to its seamless, consistent experience across multiple lines of business a key asset in our critical access hospital environment.
This was possible with the typical scope of a critical access hospital.
With critical access hospital status, Five Rivers would receive a 101 percent reimbursement of its costs for treating Medicare and Medicaid patients, said Five Rivers Administrator John Tucker.
As a Critical Access Hospital, we take what may appear to be small infusions of grant money to some institutions and drive significant, positive impacts in terms of outcomes-that-matter.
Landry Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), has selected its adaptive electronic health records and hospital information system software.
PeaceHealth, which owns Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, has signed a purchase agreement for a 22-acre property near Friday Harbor Airport on San Juan Island where it intends to build the integrated medical center and critical access hospital.
Lewis said Osceola was a critical access hospital, which meant that Medicare would reimburse the hospital 101 percent of its cost in an attempt to keep the rural hospital open.