Rural Emergency Hospitals: The Regulations Come Into Focus

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In an article published by the Rural Healthcare Initiative, summer associate Adrianne Cleven and partner and co-founder of the Rural Healthcare Initiative Bob Wilson discuss the funding and regulations released recently for Rural Emergency Hospitals.

“The passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act in late 2020 established a new type of hospital eligible for Medicare and Medicaid funding: the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH). Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is ironing out the regulatory details.

“On July 7, CMS released its proposed Conditions of Participation, with public comments open until late August. The new REH categorization is set to pay out Medicare benefits beginning January 2023.”

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