AHA Expresses Support for the Critical Access Hospital Expansion Act of 2020 (H.R. 6693)

AHA voices support for the Critical Access Hospital Expansion Act (H.R. 6693), legislation that would reopen the “necessary provider” designation to eligible rural hospitals. The Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation allows small rural hospitals to receive cost-based Medicare reimbursement, which can help sustain services in the community.

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