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Responding to concerns about access to health care due to
rural hospital closures, Congress passed legislation
establishing a new rural provider category—Rural
Emergency Hospitals (REH). Effective January 1, 2023,
hospitals that meet specified criteria are eligible to
convert to an REH. Eligible hospitals include Critical
Access Hospitals and hospitals with 50 beds or less that
are located in a rural area as defined by the Office of
Management and Budget, or a hospital with 50 beds or less
that is re-classified by the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services as rural.
The North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy
Analysis Center now provides REH data and a map on its
website. Data available for download include: REH name,
address, city, state, previous Medicare Payment Type, and
REH participation date. The Center will continue to track
new REHs and any REH status changes, making updates to
the website as they occur.