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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.

Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Grantees Program Cooperative Agreement (Technical Assistance Center)
Funding to a single agency to provide information and technical assistance to beneficiaries of Federal Office of Rural Health Policy initiatives, such as award recipients, Critical Access Hospitals, small rural hospitals, and rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Hospital Association Next Generation Leaders Fellowship and Rural Scholarships
A fellowship program designed to empower healthcare leaders to bring about lasting change in the hospital and health systems in which they serve. CDC Project Firstline is funding 12 full scholarships of $10,500 each for 12 candidates 5-10 years from the C-suite at a rural hospital or health system and who are committed to transforming infection prevention and control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
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
Primary Care Development Corporation Financing and Technical Assistance
Primary Care Development Corporation is a Community Development Financial Institution that provides loan products, training, resources, and technical assistance/business development services for healthcare providers in under-resourced communities with the goal of transforming and expanding primary care. Rural providers are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Primary Care Development Corporation
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
Quality Reporting and Peer Review Assistance for Critical Access Hospitals in Oklahoma
Customized technical assistance for Critical Access Hospitals in Oklahoma in the areas of evaluation, healthcare improvement, data, and reporting.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma Office of Rural Health
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: Jan 19, 2022
Sponsors: Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas State Office of Rural Health
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Implementation Inactive
Grants to strengthen and expand substance use disorder/opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery service delivery in high-risk rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
North Carolina Community Health Grant Program Inactive
Grants for nonprofit primary care safety net organizations to increase access to primary medical and preventive care in North Carolina.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2022
Sponsor: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Quality Payment Program Exceptions Inactive
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