Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
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Assistance Listing: 93.301
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) helps
rural hospitals of 49 beds or less in meeting value-based
payment and care goals for their respective
- Purchases of hardware, software, and training
- Join the Medicare Shared Savings Program or become accountable care organizations, and/or
participate in other shared savings programs
- Purchase health information technology, equipment,
and/or training to comply with quality improvement
activities, such as advancing patient care information,
promoting interoperability, and payment bundling
Each State Office of Rural Health (SORH) submits an
application to HRSA on behalf of eligible hospital
applicants in its state. The SORH is the official award
recipient of record and serves as fiscal intermediary for
all eligible hospitals within the state.
The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) in each state
will be the official grantee and will act as a fiscal
intermediary for all eligible small rural hospitals
within their state.
Eligible small rural hospital is defined as a
non-federal, short-term general acute care hospital that
is located in a rural area and has 49 available beds or
less, as reported on the hospital's most recently filed
Medicare Cost Report.
Amount of funding
Estimated award amount: $13,011 per
eligible hospital per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 46
Estimated total program funding:
Accountable Care Organizations · Capital funding · Health information technology · Healthcare quality · Hospitals
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