|Oklahoma State University
Center for Health Sciences
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Publication Date: 2006
Data Sources: U.S. Census Bureau (2000); FLEX Monitoring Team (January 2006); Oklahoma State Office of Rural Health (February 2006)
Description: Shows Critical Access Hospital sites. The term Critical Access Hospital (CAH) is a Medicare designation that allows qualifying hospitals to be reimbursed 101% of cost for the Medicare patients seen at such hospitals. To qualify a hospital must have 25 beds or less, have an average length of stay of no more than 96 hours and be located more than 35 miles by primary road or 15 miles by secondary road from the nearest hospital.