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Iowa Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Oversight and Coordination

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Iowa Department of Public Health
May 6, 2019

The Iowa Department of Public Health is seeking a qualified applicant to provide comprehensive management and oversight of the State of Iowa's Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP).

Responsibilities will include coordination of group purchases of goods and services that align with the participating hospitals' designated activities that fall within any or all of the following:

  1. Enable the purchase of equipment and/or training to help hospitals attain value-based purchasing provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  2. Aid small rural hospitals in joining or becoming accountable care organizations, or create shared savings programs
  3. Enable small rural hospitals to purchase health information technology, equipment, and/or training to comply with meaningful use, ICD-10 standards, and payment bundling

Eligible applicants are governmental, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Applicants may apply for up to $57,648 for program management and oversight costs. An additional $816,000 will be available for distribution to eligible hospitals for project-related goods and services.

The project period will be from June 01, 2019 to May 31, 2025, dependent upon contractor performance and availability of funds.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Accountable Care Organizations · Capital funding · Health information technology · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Iowa

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