Preparing for Future Models of Health Care

State Flex Programs can help critical access hospitals (CAHs) make a successful transition into value-based reimbursement and population health models through education, network support, facilitation of new partnerships and technical assistance. As CAHs move into the new value models, they will increasingly reach out to state Flex Programs for assistance in the transition. The movement to value will be more rapid in some states, but ultimately all CAHs will need to find a place in the emerging systems. State Flex Program proficiency in the following contribute to excellence in preparing for future models of health care:

  • Understanding value-based purchasing concepts
  • Supporting the application of new models of care

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, $1,100,000 (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.