Participant Expectations

Organizations selected to participate in the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) should exhibit strong leadership and a commitment to fully engage in project consultations and activities that prepare them for population health and value-based care through alternative payment models.

Program Expectations

To benefit fully from RHPTP, participants agree to meet and complete the program expectations listed below:

  • Participants must be willing and able to participate in all phases of RHPTP, including the kick-off webinar and virtual learning collaboratives.
  • Participants should reserve dates and prepare their teams for participation in RHPTP activities.
  • The CEO of each participating organization must play an active role and be fully engaged in all aspects of project activities but does not need to serve as the project lead.

Role of CEOs

CEOs from participating organizations should be ready, willing, and able to fulfill each of the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure that full data requests are submitted, and deadlines are met.
  • Schedule and hold the mutually agreed upon dates for on-site and virtual consultations. Once secured, dates may not be rescheduled.
  • Obligate and commit necessary time to support participation in the project, including adequate time for executive and management teams, and other appropriate staff to actively participate in project activities.
  • Build support for the project with the organization’s board of directors, front-line staff and medical staff.
  • Use available best practices, resources, and tools to support the implementation of consultant recommendations.
  • Develop action plans with project consultants and The Center staff to support the implementation process.
  • Delegate actionable steps to executive and management teams to implement best practice recommendations and action plan items.
  • Identify and implement transition strategies with consultants and The Center staff that support the organization(s) in moving toward the adoption of new payment and care delivery models.
  • Share successes and lessons learned with peer hospitals through the project’s learning collaborative and spotlights.

Pending Projects

Participating organizations should not have any pending projects or anticipated issues that would hinder the consultation process, including, but not limited to, the following examples:

  • If the organization is affiliated with a system, the system must support RHPTP participation by completing and submitting any necessary data requests.
  • If the organization is currently working on a large project (such as a health information technology deployment), the executive team must ensure that management and staff time will be appropriately committed to fully support RHPTP activities.