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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Reimbursement and payment models

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

Texas Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)
Grants to help small rural hospitals in Texas with purchasing and/or training activities around value-based purchasing; participating in an Accountable Care Organization or other shared savings program; and purchase of technology for meaningful use, payment bundling/PPS, or ICD-10 standards.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2018
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
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, payment bundling, or care transitions.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Medicare Incentive Payments in Health Professional Shortage Areas
Medicare bonus payments to physicians in geographic HPSAs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)
Provides technical assistance, education, and support for healthcare providers in rural communities who are preparing for and participating in value-based payment models.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Rural Accountable Care Organization Consortium
Improving Healthcare Systems Research Grants Inactive
Offers funding to research the comparative effectiveness of innovative features of healthcare systems; such as use of innovative technology, deployment of personnel, incentives, and organizational policies; that affect quality, outcomes, and/or efficiency of care. Studies that examine effects on certain populations, including low-income and rural populations, will receive priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 31, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2018
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Technical Assistance Inactive
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 23, 2017
Sponsor: National Rural Health Resource Center
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Model Inactive
An advanced primary care medical home model designed to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. The redesign will give practices financial resources and flexibility to make quality and efficiency of care investments and reduce unnecessary health care costs.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Colorado Strengthening Primary Care Grant and Loan Program Inactive
The Colorado Strengthening Primary Care program provides grants and/or low-interest loans for the capital needs of primary care providers who are adapting their business infrastructure in preparation for outcomes-based payment models.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2017
Sponsors: Colorado Health Foundation, Vital Healthcare Capital
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Inactive
A program to test the feasibility of alternative, cost-based reimbursement models for small rural hospitals that are too large to be Critical Access Hospitals. Evaluation of the program will assess the financial impact on participating hospitals and the effects of healthcare on the populations served.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 17, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Medicare Program: Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model Inactive
The Next Generation ACO Model builds upon previous Accountable Care Organization model lessons and will test different risk and financial incentives for ACOs to improve health outcomes and reduce expenditures for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): May 4, 2017
Application Deadline: May 18, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services