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National Rural Health Resource Center's Podcasts

The National Rural Health Resource Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining and improving health care in rural communities.

As the nation’s leading technical assistance and knowledge center in rural health, The Center focuses on five core areas:

  • Transition to Value and Population Health
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Performance Improvement
  • Health Information Technology
  • Workforce 

May 26, 2017

Review the eight strategies identified at the 2016 Financial Leadership Summit for rural hospitals transitioning to value-based purchasing and population health and hear the experiences from the field from a subject matter expert who is advising critical access hospitals (CAHs) on these strategies.

Learn the approach and identified outcomes from a state Flex Program that is addressing the recommended strategies with their CAHs and hear a research update on the observations from the field of the application of the identified strategies and metrics that can be used by state Flex Programs to demonstrate impact.

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  • Tracy Morton, National Rural Health Resource Center
  • Wakina Scott, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • Sarah Young, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • Karla Weng, Stratis Health
  • John Gale, University of Southern Maine, Flex Monitoring Team
  • Jeff Johnson, Wipfli

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $957,510 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.