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Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Technical Assistance

National Rural Health Resource Center
Oct 24, 2018

Bethany Adams

Rhonda Barcus


The Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project provides technical assistance to small hospitals in rural, persistent-poverty areas to help prepare and assist them in moving from a fee-for-service and volume based payment system to one that is dependent on value and quality.

Technical assistance will focus on:

  • Improving key financial ratios and profitability
  • Improving patient care and operations related to rural relevant measures
  • Addressing and meeting local clinical need in an economically viable manner

Hospitals must be located in a rural community, as defined by FORHP, a persistent poverty county or a rural census tract of a metro PCC, and have 49 staffed beds or less as reported on the hospital's most recently filed Medicare Cost Report. Hospitals may be for-profit or nonprofit.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is a technical assistance opportunity provided by the National Rural Health Resource Center and funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).

The SRHT Project will provide technical assistance through on-site consultation to selected hospitals that meet eligibility, readiness, and participation requirements.

Application process

Both the self-assessment and application must be completed online. The online system will open on September 26, 2018. Preview documents of the application questions and the self-assessment questions are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Reimbursement and payment models

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