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Care Coordination Opportunities

Rural communities may face barriers to accessing high quality, coordinated care. Care coordination provides an opportunity to reduce these barriers and make healthcare more accessible. When implementing a rural care coordination program, potential strengths and opportunities include:

  • Existing partnerships and networks
  • Shared mission with other organizations or agencies
  • Increased cooperation across healthcare providers and organizations
  • Shared savings for meeting quality standards in certain care coordination programs
  • Detailed knowledge of existing local resources
  • State initiatives to support care coordination