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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 

Nov 30, 2016

This recording will provide an update on the rural transition to value models of health care and will also include updates from the Technical Assistance & Services Center (TASC), the Flex Monitoring Team, Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA) and the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), to include both the Flex program and policies impacting critical access hospitals (CAHs).

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) State Innovation Models (SIM) with rural activities
  • Discover new tools for CAHs to demonstrate value to partners and participation in alternative payment models (APMs)


  • Tracy Morton, National Rural Health Resource Center
  • Wakina Scott & Sarah Young, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • Neera Agarwahl, HRSA, Office of Information Technology
  • Keith Mueller, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, Rural Health Value
  • Sara Leahy, Colorado Rural Health Center

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.