New CMS Provider Type – Rural Emergency Hospitals

Published: 01/24/2023

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals

Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs) are a new provider type established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 to address the growing concern over closures of rural hospitals. The REH designation provides an opportunity for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and certain rural hospitals to avert potential closure and continue to provide essential services for the communities they serve.

Conversion to an REH allows for the provision of emergency services, observation care, and additional medic

Sign Up for Free Trial