frequently asked questions

"Starting a Rural Health Clinic - A How-to Manual"

Written by Ron Nelson, PA-C, Chris A. Christoffersen
Health Services Associates, Inc

Medicare Benefit Policy Manual

Medicare Claims Processing Manual

RHC Manual (Trailblazer)

UGS Rural Health Manual

National Government Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Association of Rural Health Clinics

Federal Register

Code of Federal Regulations

Rural Health Clinic Rules & Guidelines

Medicare and Medicaid Health Information: Title IV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act


Health Services Associates Inc.

2 East Main Street • Fremont, Michigan 49412
Phone: (231) 924-0244 • Fax: (231) 924-4882

Southeast Regional Office
54 Pheasant Lane • Ringgold, Georgia 30736
Phone: (231) 924-0244 • (888) 200-4788




Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program - Michigan
L 10-14 - Introduces the electronic health records (EHR) incentive program and includes a brief survey (attached). Distributed to chiropractors, dentists, family planning clinics, federally qualified health centers, local health departments, physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing facilities, community mental health and coordinating agencies, rural health clinics, tribal health clinics, and tribal chairs and health directors.
Attention MICHIGAN Providers:
You can now view the most common CHAMPS denial codes. This resource identifies the HIPAA Claim Adjustment Reason Codes and the associated Remittance Advice Remark codes, and provides tips on how you can correct these denials on your own claims. Please visit
medicaidproviders >>
Provider Tips >> All Providers or medicaidproviders >> CHAMPS>> Resources >> Most Common Provider Rejections List to view this new resource.
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