The REH designation is designed to maintain access to critical outpatient hospital services in communities that may not be able to support or sustain a Critical Access Hospital or small rural hospital. REHs are required to provide 24-hour emergency and observation services and can elect to furnish other outpatient services. Facilities designated as an REH will receive enhanced Medicare payments for certain outpatient services and additional monthly payments.
- Key Considerations for a Rural Hospital Assessing Conversion to Rural Emergency Hospital
- Characteristics of Rural Hospitals Eligible for Conversion to Rural Emergency Hospitals and Three Rural Hospitals Considering Conversion
- Small Rural Hospitals with Low Volume Emergency Departments that May Convert to a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH)
- How Many Hospitals Might Convert to a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH)?