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Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Technical Assistance

Sponsor
National Rural Health Resource Center
Deadlines
Oct 23, 2017
Contact

Bethany Adams
859.806.2940
badams@ruralcenter.org

Purpose

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
Eligibility

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.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
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

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

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