DRCHSD Finance Series: Quantifying the Rural Value Proposition to Existing Prospective Partners

Event Details
Thursday, July 14, 2022
11:00am to 12:00pm CST
The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center),
Stroudwater Associates

DRCHSD Finance Series: Quantifying the Rural Value Proposition to Existing and Prospective Partners

Session Description: As the payment system evolves from Fee-for-Service to value/population-based payment, rural health systems have an increasing value proposition in the healthcare market.  However, rural hospitals and health systems are often misunderstood by larger health systems.  This misunderstanding has led to the undervaluation, both historically and likely in the future, of rural health systems.  This presentation highlights important value drivers of rural health systems, and how they can be show-cased to the benefit these rural systems and their communities.   

Time: Thursday, July 14th from 11:00 – 12:00 pm CST

Speaker: Eric Shell, CPA, MBA and Jeff Sommer, MPP - Stroudwater Associates 

Learning Objectives:

  • Ensure that rural hospitals and health systems understand the unique attributes and value that they bring to existing and prospective system partners
  • Outline the fundamental value drivers for rural provider organizations that existing and prospective partners should understand to create win-win, sustainable partnerships and affiliations
  • Provide a framework to help rural hospitals and health systems engage with existing and prospective system partners so appropriate resources and investments in rural communities are realized
  • Define the processes and structures that will best optimize the rural value proposition

Invitations will be sent out to participants prior to the date of the event. If you have any questions about this webinar or any other in the series, please do not hesitate to contact Caleb Lozinski or Nick McRae.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $10,000,000 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS and $0 amount and 0% funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.