Hospital Designations: Sole Community and Medicare Dependent Hospitals

*Part of the Healthcare Providers Reimbursement Series

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Medicare provides additional reimbursement if acute care hospitals obtain Sole Community Hospital (SCH) or Medicare Dependent Hospital (MDH) designations. Reimbursement increases with SCH or MDH designation can be significant, allowing for improved hospital financial performance. Medicare also provides further reimbursement if a SCH or MDH experiences a decrease in inpatient volumes.

This webinar will discuss regulatory requirements to obtain a SCH or MDH designation, as well as ongoing qualification requirements. Attendees will learn about reimbursement improvements qualifying hospitals receive, cost reporting requirements, criteria for a Decrease in Patient Volumes Reimbursement payment and other benefits available to SCHs.

CPE Credit

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand SCH and MDH qualifying criteria
  • Review Medicare reimbursement benefits
  • Learn about other indirect benefits with SCH or MDH qualification
  • Identify opportunities for Decrease in Patient Volume Reimbursement

Who Should Attend:

  • C-Suite
  • Reimbursement Staff
  • Cost Reporting Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Staff



 In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to the three polling questions asked during the program and complete the evaluation.

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Who Should Attend: C-Suite Executives including CEO, CFO, VP Nursing Compliance Officers
Revenue Cycle Professionals
Controllers and other hospital financial personnel including financial analysis

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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