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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

The Rural Provider Leadership Summit was held in 2016 with the purpose of identifying strategies for rural provider engagement in transitioning to value-based reimbursement systems.

A report with the findings of the Summit has been developed to assist rural hospital leaders in engaging rural health providers in the transition to value-based purchasing and population health. This report is designed to help rural hospitals leaders and providers during the transition.

Please click the following link to view the full findings document:

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the issues and challenges related to engaging rural providers in value models
  • Explore the strategies for engaging rural providers in value and population health initiatives, and to enhance CAH medical staff collaboration
  • Discover methods state Flex Programs use to support rural provider engagement
  • Updates from TASC, the Flex Monitoring Team, Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA) and FORHP, to include both the Flex program and policies impacting critical access hospitals (CAHs).


  • National Rural Health Resource Center

  • Wakina Scott & Sarah Young, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • Alex Evenson, University of Minnesota, Flex Monitoring Team
  • Sally Buck & Terry Hill, National Rural Health Resource Center
  • John Barnas, Michigan Center for Rural Health
  • Paul Kleeberg, Aledade

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.