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Rural Health Clinics

Here you will find links to frequently used RHC resources, some sample templates shared by other RHCs, contacts for applying for RHC certification in Indiana, and a link to the directory of IN RHCs. The RHC program also provides live training opportunities at conference and IRHA programs. The expert RHC presenters’ contact information and power point slides are available on this webpage. The RHC Program Coordinator helps you find answers to your questions.

Rural Health Clinic Program

CMS RHC Fact Sheet

RHC FAQ from RHIhub For More FAQs see tab on upper left menu

Directory of Indiana RHCs

How to Request the Application for RHC Certification in Indiana (updated)

Find Shortage Areas: HPSA by State and County

HRSA "How to Start a RHC" includes Sample RHC Policy Manual, feasibility study, etc.

RHC Experts: A listing of Presenters from IRHA's Programs

CMS Regional Rural Health Coordinator Region 5

RHC Billing

Cahaba is the Medicare Administrative Contractor for most Indiana Independent RHCs.

WPS is the Medicare Administrative Contractor for Provider-Based RHCs and newly designated Independent RHCs.

Getting Ready for RHC Survey and Regulations:

State Operations Manual Appendix G RHC Surveyors Guide. This is useful guide in preparing for initial RHC survey or a resurvey.

Environment / Safety Checklist Example

Template for Chart Reviews

More RHC Resources:

HRSA and NARHC Technical Assistance Calls for RHCs - Archived listing of TA calls on RHC topics. HRSA and NARHC offer RHCs teleconferences on a bimonthly basis. Topics pertinent to RHCs: billing, quality, EHR incentives, new programs, etc.

CMS Transmittals - archived copies of CMS announcements

CMS MLN Matters Articles - Medicare Learning Network: web based training, articles, guides, fact sheets, etc.

CMS Open Door Forum for Rural Health - The call addresses Rural Health Clinic (RHC), Community Access Hospital (CAH) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) issues. Topics often include payment & billing for services, cost report clarifications, classifications for & qualifications of rural provider types. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums. Sign up to be notified of CMS calls.



ISDH Indiana Rural Health Clinic Certification Program - new site for RHCs on ISDH webpage: contacts, CMS forms, etc.

Rural Health Information hub - Information, grant opportunities, etc. Option to request updates by email. 

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