Benefits of Participation

Selected hospitals and their communities receive nearly $250,000 per year in technical assistance (TA) to help leaders and providers transition to value-based care and prepare for population health management.

Provision of services include the following:

  • In-depth onsite comprehensive consultations and off-site coaching with subject matter experts (SME) over multiple years (up to three years) to support hospitals/clinics with implementation of best practices and adoption of transition to value-based care strategies to position the organization and community for population health. Onsite consultations target financial, operational and quality improvement, transitions of care, revenue cycle management, physician practice management and telehealth services.
  • Resources are available to support development and implementation of telehealth services, which includes funding for equipment, hardware, software, and training.
  • Various assessments and feasibility studies are supported as deemed necessary based on need, as well as direct hands-on technical support for implementation of recommendations.
  • Peer-to-peer education is promoted to support sustainability. Regional summits, learning collaboratives, and off-site and virtual bootcamps are provided to build internal capacity on various topics to support sustainability and promote secondary gains.
  • One-on-one assistance in developing a community care coordination (CCC) plan to assist leaders in creating a local continuum of care. A CCC plan is critical in building a local infrastructure for managing population health care services in the future. Funding is provided to support a community champion to assist leadership in developing the CCC plan and helping to promote effective communications.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U65RH31261, Delta Region Health Systems Development, $4,000,000 (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.