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A Critical Access Hospital (or “CAH”) is a particular type of rural hospital (or one grandfathered in as rural) that is designated as such by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  For more information on CAH designation, payments, grants and resources, see this Critical Access Hospital Fact Sheet.

The links below provide more information.


Quality Improvement

MBQIP Measures

Performance Improvement

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex)

Directory of CAHs in Wisconsin

Kathryn Miller
Staff Contact:

Kathryn Miller
Rural Hospitals and Clinics Program Manager
(608) 261-1891

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