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  • Tracey Dorff

Rural Emergency Hospital Conversion and Technical Assistance Educational Webinar

Critical Access Hospitals and other rural healthcare entities considering conversion to a Rural Emergency Hospital would benefit from this upcoming webinar on May 1, 2023.

Medicare designated the Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs) as a new provider type through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to address concerns that some rural hospitals would not be able to sustain operations and are at risk of closure. Under the new REH designation, which became effective January 1, 2023, CAHs and certain rural hospitals can convert to a REH, allowing continued access to certain health services in the communities they serve.

On May 1, 2023, 11:00 am – Noon ET, the Rural Health Redesign Center (RHRC) and Mathematica, will host a 60-minute webinar to provide an overview of the REH program. During the webinar, participants will learn about the REH provider type, conversion and participation requirements, and no-cost technical assistance available through the Rural Emergency Hospital Technical Assistance Center (REH-TAC) for hospitals considering a conversion. If you have questions about this event, please email

Date and time for event: Monday, May 1, 2023, 11:00 am – Noon ET

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