Skip to main content

Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Quality Payment Program Exceptions
The opportunity to apply for exceptions to meeting Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program requirements.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Medicare Incentive Payments in Health Professional Shortage Areas
Medicare bonus payments to physicians in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Quality Payment Program Support for Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices
Customized technical assistance for clinicians in small practices, including those in rural locations, Health Professional Shortage Areas, and Medically Underserved Areas to help them participate and succeed in the Quality Payment Program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application Inactive
CMS eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) may be exempted from the Medicare Promoting Interoperability payment adjustment if they can show that compliance with the requirement for being a meaningful EHR user would result in a significant hardship. Eligible hospitals and CAHs may submit a hardship exception application each year for a maximum of 5 years.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Primary Care First Model Cohort 2 Inactive
Voluntary 5-year payment options that reward value and quality by offering an innovative payment structure to support delivery of advanced primary care. Participating practices will generally include primary care practitioners, as well as other clinicians that are managing complex, chronically ill and seriously ill populations.
Geographic coverage: Available in 26 regions.
Application Deadline: Jun 18, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Minority Research Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support research aimed at reducing health disparities by researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. The purpose of the program is to support researchers at minority serving institutions that are exploring how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can better meet the healthcare needs of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model Inactive
A voluntary payment model designed to meet the needs of rural communities. The CHART Model will test whether aligned financial incentives, increased operational flexibility, and robust technical support promote the capacity of rural healthcare providers to implement effective healthcare delivery system redesign on a broad scale.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 13, 2021
Application Deadline: May 11, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model – Medical Triage Line Inactive
Grant to state and local governments or other eligible entities to improve the efficiency of their 911 emergency response system by establishing a medical triage line that can redirect non-emergency callers to care alternatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 11, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration Model Inactive
A 4-year demonstration program designed to increase access to opioid use disorder treatment services, improve physical and mental health outcomes for beneficiaries, and reduce Medicare program expenditures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Direct Contracting Model Inactive
Building on lessons learned from initiatives involving Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, the Direct Contracting Model is a set of 3 voluntary payment model options designed to reduce expenditures and preserve and enhance quality of care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services