Rural Hospitals (Flex Program)
 

Document Type

Briefing Paper

Publication Date

3-2010

Keywords

MRHRC, Flex, Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

Funding Organization or Grant

Office of Rural Health Policy (PHS Grant No. U27RH01080),

Abstract

The monitoring project is assessing the impact of the Flex Program on rural hospitals and communities and the role of states in achieving overall program objectives, including improving access to and the quality of health care services; improving the financial performance of CAHs; and engaging rural communities in health care system development.

Comments

With funding from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (PHS Grant No. U27RH01080), the Rural Health Research Centers at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina, and Southern Maine are cooperatively conducting a performance monitoring project for the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex Program).