Resources for Rural Health Care Organizations
Important information for health facility administrators concerning changes in Medicare contractors -

It is critical that all providers enrolled in Medicare should be aware of this change and the implications for billing and prompt payment from Medicare.  Go to the website links below to see the implementation schedule, the new contractor’s frequently asked questions containing very important information about electronic billing requirements, and sign up for the incoming Medicare contractor’s email listserv to get information concerning the transition.  

Medicare Administration Contractor Implementation Schedule
Information on the Incoming Contractor

TDA Programs
Critical Access Hospital Program (Flex) 
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
Rural Health Facility Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Other Resources
Resources for fee-for-service providers (Medicare Learning Network)
Workforce Recruitment and Retention 
340B Drug Discount Eligibile Facility List
Community Health Worker Toolkit
Guidance for Avoiding Hospital-Acquired Conditions, as approved by Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) and the Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Texas Critical Access Hospital Trustee Guide
Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Technical Assistance webinar archive from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Texas Medicaid Waiver (1115) Program
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)  (Website to help hospitals with CHNA is seeking public feedback - in beta until 2013)

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