Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program
The Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care develops, evaluates, and administers this federal program that provides states the opportunity to strengthen rural health care through a holistic approach.
The Flex program focuses on the following program areas (with an emphasis and priority on quality and financial/operational improvement:
- Quality Improvement
- Financial and Operational Improvement
- Population Health Management and Emergency Medical Services Integration
- Integration of Innovative Health Care Models
CAHs are required to report quality metrics to participate in the Flex program: Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP)