Medicare Designated Rural Emergency Hospitals

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CMS has proposed regulations for implementing sections from the Consolidated Appropriations Act that created a NEW provider type titled Rural Emergency Hospital. REHs are intended to ensure outpatient care access in rural communities with enhanced reimbursement rates. Many rural hospitals and CAHs are struggling financially and REH reimbursement methodology is intended to maintain financial solvency.

John QHR Health’s John Waltko as he presents an overview of the proposal and the criteria for converting to a REH.

CPE Credit

Learning Objectives:

  • Review REH qualification and criteria
  • Learn service requirements and restrictions
  • Understand the reimbursement model for REHs and federal subside payments REHs will receive

Who Should Attend:

  • CFO
  • C-Suites including CEO, COO
  • Ambulatory Services
  • Reimbursement 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: CFOs, Finance Staff, Reimbursement Staff, Revenue Cycle Staff

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based


QHR Health Learning Institute (QLI) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

QLI may cancel or reschedule a live webinar program at its discretion due to unforeseen circumstances. We will use reasonable efforts to notify registrants of the cancellation at least two weeks (10 business days) in advance of the original live webinar program.

If QLI cancels a live webinar program, refunds of the webinar registration fee will not be given. However, all current registrants at time of cancellation will obtain a credit to be applied to a future live webinar program of their choice.

Complaint Resolution:

For information regarding refunds, program cancellation policies and/or concerns please contact our client support team at 615-371-7979 or