Meet the 2020-2021 Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Cohort!

March 2021
National Rural Health Resource Center

On behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) is excited to announce the 2020-2021 cohort of small rural hospitals (SRH) and certified rural health clinics (RHC) chosen to participate in the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP):

  1. County of Lawrence Health Department, Lawrenceville, IL, (Certified RHC)
  2. Guadalupe County Hospital, Santa Rosa, NM (Small Rural PPS Hospital)
  3. Lincoln County Medical Center, Ruidoso, NM (Small Rural CAH)
  4. Sudan Medical Clinic, Sudan, TX (Certified RHC)

Organizations were selected based on leadership, commitment, and organizational preparedness for transitioning to alternative payment and care delivery models of the future. 

This five-year project is designed to help strengthen the foundation in key elements of value-based care (VBC) including but not limited to efficiency, quality, patient experience, and safety of care. RHPTP's goal is to prepare for and position rural health care organizations for future participation in alternative payment and care delivery models.

The Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project application is scheduled to re-open in early May 2021.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U5ERH39345 as part of a financial assistance award totaling $800,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental 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.