On June 7 and 8, 2012, the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center), with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), brought a small group of critical access hospital (CAH) financial leaders and experts together in Minneapolis, Minnesota to address issues related to CAH financial performance. A summary document was developed which includes:
- Consensus from the attendees identifying the most important CAH financial performance indicators
- Information about the CAH financial distress model used by the Flex Monitoring Team
- Interventions for CAHs that were identified as a means of optimizing financial performance
- A look ahead as the focuses of the health care system continue to evolve
This document is relevant to state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program personnel, CAH administrators and boards.