Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Technical Assistance
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.
Links to tools that will assist in determining eligibility are available on the program website.
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.
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