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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Accountable Care Organizations

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

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Inactive
Provides funding to small rural hospitals, through their State Office of Rural Health, to help them do any or all of the following: purchase equipment or training to attain value-based payment and care goals; join Medicare Shared Savings Program or become an accountable care organization; and purchase health information technology, equipment, or training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 8, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minnesota Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Inactive
Coordinated state application to HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy on behalf of the needs of Minnesota's small rural hospitals. Funds may be used to purchase items from the SHIP Purchasing Menu in the categories of value based purchasing, accountable care organization, and payment bundling.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Oct 24, 2022
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Texas Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) Inactive
Grants to help small rural hospitals in Texas with 49 beds or less with their quality improvement efforts and their adaptation to changing payment systems through investments in hardware, software, and related trainings.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2022
Sponsors: Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas State Office of Rural Health
Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) Model Inactive
Payment model to test financial risk sharing options, as well as innovative approaches from Medicare Advantage (MA) and private sector risk sharing arrangements. ACO REACH seeks to improve quality of care and health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries through alignment of financial incentives to promote effective and appropriate care; the promotion of health equity among all model participants; emphasis on patient choice; strong monitoring to ensure that beneficiaries maintain access to care; and emphasis on care delivery for complex, chronically, and seriously ill populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2022
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Premera Rural Mental Health Initiative: Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment in Washington and Alaska Inactive
Training, coaching, and financial assistance for primary care clinics in rural areas of Washington and Alaska designed to expand access to mental health treatment and integrate evidence-based mental health services into primary care settings.
Geographic coverage: Alaska and Washington
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2021
Sponsors: Premera Blue Cross, University of Washington AIMS Center
North Carolina Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Grant Inactive
Funding for a contractor to assist small, rural hospitals in North Carolina with upgrading essential capital equipment, implementing new processes to deliver high quality care, and transitioning to an electronic working environment.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
Sponsor: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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
Accountable Health Communities Model Inactive
Grant objective is to test whether screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services will improve quality and affordability in Medicare and Medicaid.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2016
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services