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State Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

$246,702,352

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: The Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) The Rural Veterans Health Access Program
CFDA Number
93.241

Objectives: The Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) enables state designated entities to support critical access hospitals in quality improvement, quality reporting, performance improvement, and benchmarking; to assist facilities seeking designation as critical access hospitals; and to create a program to establish or expand the provision of rural emergency medical services. Flex Program objectives include quality, operational, financial, and population health improvement with the goal of supporting access to necessary health care services in rural communities. State Flex programs will act as resources and focal points for these activities within their respective states. The Rural Veterans Health Access Program provides funding to states to coordinate activities to provide rural veterans access to services for needed mental health care via the use of networks, electronic communication and telehealth networks. The program targets states with high percentages of veterans to the total population.

 
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