Resources

The Center's searchable Resource Library features articles, reports, webinars, podcasts, toolkits, and other materials developed by trusted industry leaders to guide and support rural health stakeholders.
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This resource list was compiled by TASC and contains resources referred to by speakers and participants of the July and August 2014 Program Evaluation Workshops.
This updated guide provides rural hospital executive and management teams with generally accepted best practice concepts in revenue cycle management. It is also designed to assist State Offices of Rural Health directors and Flex Program coordinators.
This guide is designed to offer small rural hospitals a basic overview of the key models developed to address the transformation from volume to value-based purchasing of health care services. Recommendations and strategies for managing this shift in payment structure are also included to aid rural health providers.
This guide discusses the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes, outlines steps for health care organizations to prepare for the transition, recommends staff training areas and provides additional resources on ICD-10.
This guide provides an overview of the five key concepts of Lean thinking as well as steps that should be implemented to create the ideal Lean system and Lean resources for health care organizations.
In this guide, subject matter experts in rural health recommend a systems-based framework to translate HCAHPS data into patient and employee satisfaction. The guide documents HCAHPS processes and outcomes from two small rural hospitals that have been successfully utilizing HCAHPS data to drive patient and employee satisfaction.
Compare various models, features and lessons that rural health network innovators have learned during the design and implementation of care coordination initiatives.
The Sourcebook for the RHITND program showcases each grantee and provides a means for the grantee networks to share insights. The Sourcebook includes two parts: a narrative PDF document and a searchable Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition conference call with national HIT updates and discussion topics including telehealth models and reimbursement and EHR vendor customization for quality reporting.
Discusses population health, its definition, fit with the Triple Aim, mechanisms to improve it and model programs.
This presentation provides tips using examples from the Flex Program on working with subcontractors, stakeholders and partners in ways to demonstrate outcomes. The content includes a template budget tracking and program activity sheets as well as an example contract for services with a subcontractor.
This guide, updated April 2022, provides information on HCAHPS, including the benefits and challenges to implementing an HCAHPS survey process with small rural hospitals, specifically CAHs. It also identifies vendors to guide small rural hospitals and CAH vendor selection of this important, patient-centered survey process.
A step-by-step guide for state a Flex Program to prepare for and conduct a CAH site visit.
Suggested work plan template for Flex grant Fiscal year 2015 grant writing.
These policy models are adapted from the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework for Private and Secure Health Information Exchange. This framework provides several useful tools for HIE; P2 contains much of the necessary policy and procedure language needed for an HIE.
This guide provides rural hospitals with financial strategies to survive the transition from a volume-based reimbursement methodology to a system based on value.
This presentation describes rural health networks, including why networks form, the role of networks in the transition to value, and the value of networks to Flex Programs.
Use this series of leadership tools to enable rural health care leadership teams to examine and clarify roles for achieving performance excellence during the transition to value-based health care. They are geared specifically toward administrative teams, board members and physician leaders.
The purpose of this document is to provide both a guide and useful tools to evaluate organizational readiness to begin the capital project development process, with the goal of helping your organization avoid the pitfalls that insufficiently planned projects can encounter.
Updated April 2022, this guide provides CAH and RHC executive and management teams with concepts and guidance in developing a sliding fee scale discount program. Gain an understanding of how they relate to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) compliance and participation in the National Health Service Corps