Reports that changes to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
reimbursement, such as a reversion to prospective
payment, would have marked negative effects on CAH
profitability and financial health. Roughly three
quarters of CAHs would operate at a loss. The number of
CAHs at high risk for financial distress would nearly
triple and nearly half of CAHs would be at medium-high to
high risk of financial distress.