On June 12 at 2 p.m. ET, the American Hospital Association will host a special members-only webinar to discuss recently-introduced legislation that would allow existing critical access hospitals and certain small rural hospitals to convert to a new 24/7 Rural Emergency Medical Center designation under Medicare and receive enhanced reimbursement. Reps. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Ron Kind (D-WI) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the AHA-supported legislation on May 7. On the call, AHA staff also will provide an update on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' interpretation of CAH location and distance requirements, which was discussed during the agency's Rural Health Open Forum call on May 17. The AHA seeks information from members to help in its response to CMS and Congress.