Supporting Hospital Financial Performance

Critical access hospital (CAH) financial and operational improvement is one of the primary goals of the Flex Program. Sustainable financial performance of CAHs is essential for both the day to day operation of the facility as well as for needed investments in technology and infrastructure. Recent market forces and dramatic changes in payor reimbursement have resulted in financial challenges for many of the nation’s smallest hospitals. State Flex Program proficiency in the following contribute to excellence in supporting hospital financial performance:

  • Understanding basic concepts of CAH finance
  • Utilizing financial performance improvement strategies
  • Maintaining a cadre of trusted financial experts

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.