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Iowa Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

Mission Statement

Working as partners in fostering an integrated, dynamic, yet sustainable rural healthcare system that provides the highest quality of care.

The FLEX program consists of five core components:

  • Rural Health Planning
  • Support of existing Critical Access Hospitals and Eligible Hospitals
  • Improvement and Integration of EMS Services
  • Improving Quality of Care, Development and Implementation of Rural Health Networks

The program is intended to preserve access to primary and emergency health care services, improve quality of rural health services, provide health services that meet community needs, and foster a health delivery system that is both efficient and effective.

Contact Information

Iowa Rural Hospital FLEX Program
Iowa Dept of Public Health
321 East 12th St., 4th fl. Lucas Bldg
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 423-2690
FAX (515) 242-6384