Financial Guide for the Rural Health Care Leader During COVID and Post-COVID

October 2021
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center),
Eide Bailly

The Technical Assistance and Service Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center, is pleased to announce this guide created with support by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). 

The Financial Guide for the Rural Health Care Leader during COVID and Post-COVID was created for state Flex Program personnel, leaders of critical access hospitals (CAHs), provider-based rural health clinics (RHCs), and others that assist these providers in managing long term financial performance. The content is designed to be as non-technical as possible and to provide guidance regarding the potential and anticipated impact the COVID Public Health Emergency (PHE) will have on top financial indicators during and after the PHE. Strategies on how to address the financial indicators have been included as well as action plans to guide CAH and provider-based RHC leaders as organizations navigate the challenges of the PHE and post-PHE periods.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,009,120 (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.