CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL CASE REVIEW PROGRAM
The Critical Access Hospital Case Review Program (CAHCR) offered by Lake Health District (LHD) is a unique program that provides opportunity for case reviews among hospitals in rural Oregon. The physicians of like specialties from the participating Critical Access Hospitals review cases to promote improved patient safety and quality of care.
The program assists the participating hospitals in meeting regulatory, and compliance standards put forth by CMS. Current Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP), as defined in 42 CFR 485.641 – Periodic Evaluation and Quality Assurance Review, require Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) make an agreement with a network hospital for peer review services.
Peer review services are offered in the following areas:
- Emergency medicine
- Family Practice/ER
- Family Practice/OB
- General Family Practice
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
For more information about the program, please contact the CAH Case Review Program Manager, Alena Acklin, at (541) 947-2114 ext. 192.