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Rural Health
News by Topic: Accountable Care Organizations

Oct 18, 2021 - Reports on CMS funding to organizations in Alabama, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington to implement the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) model in order to develop telehealth and other rural services through an accountable care organization (ACO) model. Discusses the CHART model's efforts to increase financial stability for providers and reduce regulatory burden.
Source: mHealth Intelligence
Oct 13, 2021 - Opinion piece describing the challenges facing rural health and outlining limitations of accountable care organizations (ACOs) to support the delivery of healthcare and improve health of rural populations. Offers alternative policy approaches, including community-based health improvement funding and all-payer global healthcare delivery. (May require free registration to view the full article.)
Source: Health Affairs Blog