Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project The Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project supports small rural hospitals nationally by providing on-site technical assistance to assist bridging the gaps between the current health care system and the newly emerging health care delivery and payment system.
Even though many covered entities (CE) act as the primary care provider, they often only claim 340B prescriptions written by their doctors in their CE locations, missing many of the prescriptions written on their patients by other prescribers. Since 1996, the Health Resources and Services Administration has allowed CEs to claim referral prescriptions if the CE is actively managing the patient's condition before and after the prescription as long as the relationship is documented in the EMR, and a contract exists with the referring provider.
Describe the policy and technical barriers facing robust public health data sharing. Recognize recent state and federal efforts to overcome the public health information silos that exist. Identify how Flex Programs can better access critical public health information, particularly in their population health efforts.
Describe telehealth origination sites and common rural alternatives. Relate what a telehealth visit looks like for the patient from an alternative site such as a library. Discuss the positive impact on health equity and patient access. List examples of rural alternative origination sites.
The focus of the Delta Region Community Health System's Development (DRCHSD) 2022 Summit is to address current issues, learn from peer best practices and adapt in a rapidly changing health care environment. The purpose of this event is to provide DRCHSD participating health care organizations with a collaborative learning environment to make connections, share best practices, and gather lessons learned to empower and support participating organizations. Through presentations and interactive discussions, participants will be able to improve and strengthen their organizations.
Please join us to learn further details on the new Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project, eligibility requirements to participate, details regarding the application process, as well as an overview of technical assistance that will be provided to selected applicants.
Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) staff spoke with Albert Ruiz, with the Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH) in June 2022 concerning his role in supporting small rural hospitals and rural health clinics, including Texas organizations participating in RHPTP.
Teryl Eisinger, Advisor, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was awarded the Calico Quality Leadership Award at the 2022 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit held virtually July 19-22, 2022.
Sudan Medical Clinic, located in Sudan, Texas is a family-owned clinic that opened in 2006 and expanded in 2016 serving the community in Muleshoe, Texas. SMC is a certified rural health clinic that participated in the first year of the RHPT Project with the goal to guide small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics not currently participating in VBC to prepare for and position their organization to be effective participants in a health system focused on value. Read their progress here.