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 four core areas:
- Support for Quality Improvement in CAHs
- Support for Operational and Financial Improvement in CAHs
- Support for Health System Development and Community Engagement, including integrating EMS in regional and local systems of care.
- Designation of CAHs in the State
Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP): Supports CAHs with technical assistance to improve health care outcomes on Hospital Compare and other national benchmarks.