Critical Access Hospital Conversion Tracking
This multi-year project will continue the tracking of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) conversions. A CAH management information dataset, housed at the University of North Carolina, will be updated with information on conversions supplied by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These data are also used to update products on the Monitoring Team website (http://www.flexmonitoring.org/data/critical-access-hospital-locations/), including a spreadsheet that lists all certified CAHs and their bed size, a map of current CAHs, and a table that contains state-level totals of the number of CAHs, and the number with rehabilitation distinct part units (DPU) and with psychiatric DPUs. Because the data from CMS do not capture changes in bed size an email will be sent to all coordinators requesting updated information on the bed size of CAHs in their state.