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Title
Clarification of Rural Eligibility Status for Hospital Swing Beds, Critical Access Hospitals
Memo #
11-33-Hospital/CAH/RHC
Posting Date
07/15/2011
Fiscal Year
2011
Summary
Guidance is provided on determining rural location for CAHs, hospital swing beds & RHCs for a facility seeking CAH designation must be located outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) or be treated as rural, and a hospital seeking swing bed status or a clinic seeking RHC certification must be located outside an area delineated as "urbanized" by the US Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau).
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