Small Rural Hospital Transition Guides, Reports, and Toolkit

Informational guides developed by field experts and a toolkit that concentrates on best practices and strategies to support small rural hospital performance improvement and preparation for transitioning to value-based care and population health.

Toolkit Portal

Rural Hospital Toolkit for Transitioning to Value-Based Systems

Guides

Best Practice Concepts in Revenue Cycle Management Guide
BKD LLC, updated October 2019

A Rural Hospital Guide to Improving Care Management
Stroudwater Associates, updated August 27, 2019

2017 Rural Hospital Value-Based Strategic Summit: BSC & Strategy Map Templates
National Rural Health Resource Center, Summit Panelists, August 18, 2017

2016 Financial Leadership Summit Report: Strategies for Rural Hospitals Transitioning to Value-based Purchasing and Population Health
Mark Chustz, July 12, 2016

A Guide for Rural Hospitals to Identify Populations and Shift to Population Health
Stroudwater Associates, September 17, 2015

Road to Value: Financial Strategy to Transition to a Value-based System
Eide Bailly, August 12, 2015

Understanding the Hospital Medicare Cost Report Uncompensated and Indigent Care Data Form CMS-2552-10 (Worksheet S-10)
Draffin & Tucker, LLP, September 22, 2015

Summit Reports

2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Summit Findings

Explore the findings from the 2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit. Speakers will identify key actions that leaders and providers should take to further develop a local infrastructure that they can deliver and manage population health in the future.

2018 Rural Hospital and Clinic Financial Summit Report

This report is designed to help rural hospital and clinic leaders meet the transition to value-based payment with financial success by identifying the key financial indicators and strategies. It also highlights success stories and resources.

2017 Rural Hospital Value-Based Strategic Summit: BSC & Strategy Map Templates

The Summit was held to provide leaders with templates that improve organizational planning, strengthen actionable steps and operationalize key strategies to effectively transition to value.

2016 Financial Leadership Summit Report: Strategies for Rural Hospitals Transitioning to Value-based Purchasing and Population Health

This report provides key operational strategies that providers may deploy to be successful in alternative payment models and highlights success stories.

Rural Strategies for Transitioning to Value-based Purchasing and Population Health

2016 Financial Leadership Summit findings are reported. The summit was needed to identify strategies and actions that rural hospital leaders should consider as they transition to alternative payment models and population health management.

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, $1,205,000 (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.