Fiscal Year 2015 Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Grant Guidance

February 2015
Author: 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

The purpose of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) grant program is to assist critical access hospitals (CAHs) by providing funding to state governments to encourage quality and performance improvement activities including: stabilizing rural hospital finance; integrating emergency medical services (EMS) into their health care systems; incorporating population health; and fostering innovative models of health care. State Flex Programs will act as a resource and focal point for these activities. Flex is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).