Schuyler Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital, with a 120-bed skilled nursing facility attached. Schuyler Hospital’s main campus – on over-50 acre facilities overlooking breathtaking Seneca Lake – is located in Montour Falls, New York.
For nearly 100 years, Schuyler Hospital has been the healthcare provider for all ages in and around Schuyler County. Our long tradition of combining personal care with advanced technology provides a level of comfort, trust, and security that leads to outstanding patient satisfaction ratings. At Schuyler Hospital, we offer a wide range of medical services to the community, a highly skilled medical staff, and devotion to personalized care and service.
While our main hospital campus is located in Montour Falls, we have evolved over the years into a network of providers, programs, and services that reaches throughout Schuyler County and into southern Yates and Seneca Counties to meet the healthcare needs of a population of over 32,000 residents.
Whether you visit Schuyler Hospital for in-patient, observation or short-stay surgery, emergency room or primary care center, diagnostic services or other procedures, our skilled professionals at Schuyler Hospital offer you expert, specialized nursing and medical care.
Thanks to our affiliation with Cayuga Medical Center, we offer a number of specialized services right here at Schuyler Hospital, and can seamlessly transfer you to a higher level of care if needed.
In the last quarter of 2005, Schuyler Hospital was officially recognized as a Critical Access Hospital. A Critical Access Hospital (CAH) is a hospital that is certified to receive cost-based reimbursement from Medicare. The reimbursement that CAHs receive is intended to improve their financial performance and thereby reduce hospital closures. Each hospital must review its own situation to determine if CAH status would be advantageous. CAHs are certified under a different set of Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP) that are more flexible than the acute care hospital CoPs.
CAHs must be located in a rural area and meet one of the following criteria:
- Over 35 mile distance from another hospital, or
- 15 miles from another hospital in mountainous terrain or areas with only secondary roads, or
- State-certified as a necessary provider of health care services to residents in the area. (prior to January 1, 2006 only)
Some benefits of conversion to CAH status include:
- Cost-based reimbursement from Medicare, which has the potential to increase revenues. CAHs are eligible for cost plus 1% reimbursement.
- Focus on community needs.
- CAH network with an acute care hospital for support and expansion of services.
- Flexible staffing and services, to the extent that state licensure laws permit.
- Capital improvement costs included in allowable costs for determining Medicare reimbursement.
- Access to Flex Program grant money.
Source: Rural Assistance Center Online