CMS Proposes New Rule for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

CMS has published a new proposed rule intended to strengthen access to emergency care and additional outpatient services in rural communities by establishing the Conditions of Participation (CoP) for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs).

The proposed rule appears in the July 6, 2022, Federal Register. Public comments are due August 29, 2022.

The proposed rule contains specifications for required clinical laboratory services in Section 485.518.