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July 10, 2024   

Rural Emergency Hospitals: CMS’ New Provider Type Crucial for Survival of Rural America’s Hospitals

This Briefing is brought to you by AHLA’s Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group.
  • July 10, 2024
  • Mitchell Surface , Maynard Nexsen

In recognition that one in five Americans call a rural community “home,” CMS adopted a new Medicare provider type for a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) effective January 1, 2023. REH status gives rural hospitals an option to continue treating patients without having to staff and maintain inpatient services, allowing them to focus on emergency care and outpatient services.


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