Definitions for "Critical Access Hospital"
a rural limited service hospital that has been converted to a special designation as a Critical Access Hospital under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program. The majority of CAHs are in Health Professional Shortage Areas and/or Medically Underserved Areas.
an opportunity for small, rural hospitals to increase revenues through cost-based reimbursement from Medicare and to have greater flexibility in their delivery of services
A small facility that gives limited outpatient and inpatient hospital services to people in rural areas.