Access to Care
Defining the community benefits hospitals provides to the community has become more than just a mission of community hospitals. It is also a legal obligation. Many reporting requirements exist including the new Internal Revenue Service 990 Schedule H.
The Critical Access Hospital program is part of a larger federal program, the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (FLEX) program. The FLEX program is administered by the Kansas Rural Health Options Project (KRHOP).
The electronic health record and the ultimate exchange of health information will change the face of access, quality and the cost of health care delivered in Kansas.
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The Affordable Care Act created new competitive private health insurance marketplaces – called the Affordable Insurance Exchanges or “Exchanges” – that will provide millions of Americans and small businesses with access to affordable coverage.
Kansas hospitals support a health system that provides coverage for everyone; focuses on wellness and prevention; provides high-quality, affordable care; and harnesses the power of information technology to make care more efficient
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a federal law that made many changes in employer-sponsored health plans.
Rural hospitals provide essential health care services. Yet because of their small size, modest assets and financial reserves, and higher percentage of Medicare patients, they face great pressures as government payments decline.