Posts Tagged Rural

GAO Report on Rural Hospital Closures

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently released a report on rural hospital closures. GAO’s analysis of data from US Health and Human Services (HHS) and an HHS-funded research center shows that 64 rural hospitals closed from 2013 through 2017. This represents

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Small Rural Hospital Transition Project to Value-based Care and Alternative Payment Models

The Small Rural Hospital Transition Project (SRHT) is designed to assist small rural hospitals in transitioning to value-based care and Alternative Payment Models (APM) such as patient-centered medical homes and hospital shared saving plans, as well as prepare hospitals for population health management.The SRHT

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NCRHLA Regional Telehealth Summits

You are invited to join the North Carolina Rural Health Leadership Alliance for a day of learning and collaboration at the Regional Telehealth Summit. The West Summit is Nov. 2 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville. The East Summit is Nov. 9

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Technical Assistance for Rural Hospitals

Nine rural hospitals will be selected to receive on-site technical assistance for the transition to transition to value-based care and Alternative Payment Models. Applicants may select either a financial operational assessment or quality improvement project. A preview of the 2018 application is now

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Apply Now for Upcoming Regional Leadership Training

The Homegrown Leaders training program, presented by the NC Rural Center,  is a three-day regional leadership and economic development training that develops and supports highly-skilled, highly-motivated leaders who are committed to building regional collaboration across multi-county regions in the state. Homegrown Leaders is

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Rural Hospital Toolkit for Transitioning to Value-based Systems

With the support of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the National Rural Health Resource Center is hosting a free webinar Aug. 20 on the Rural Hospital Toolkit for Transitioning to Value-based Systems. The toolkit shares best practices for improving financial, operational and quality performance that

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AHRQ: Insurance and access to care in urban and rural areas, 2014-2015

A statistical policy brief released by the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) shows that between 2014-2015, the percentage of uninsured under 65 years of age did not differ between urban and rural residents; however, compared to urban residents, rural residents were more

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FCC approves $171M expansion of rural broadband funding

This month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve a 40 percent increase in annual funding for the Rural Health Care Program (RHCP), raising its cap from $400 million annually to $571 million per year. The RHCP provides subsidies that allow rural

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