Date: July 12, 2022
Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project – Accepting Applications through September 30, 2022 (for hospitals and clinics)
Applications are being accepted to receive free technical assistance through the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP). This program is designed to assist small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics strengthen their foundation in key elements of value-based care including, but not limited to, efficiency, quality, patient experience, and safety of care. Eligible small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics are eligible to apply. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM CST on Friday, September 30, 2022. Please contact the RHPTP Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the project or application process. They are available to answer any and all questions to help make the application process easy and accessible.
Technical assistance for this project will begin January, 2023.
- “eligible small rural hospital” is defined as a non-federal, short-term general acute care hospital that: (i) is located in a rural area as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d) and (ii) has 49 available beds or less, as reported on the hospital’s most recently filed Medicare Cost Report;
- “rural area” is defined as either: (1) located outside of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA); (2) located within a rural census tract of a MSA, as determined under the Goldsmith Modification or the Rural Urban Commuting Areas (RUCAs) or (3) is being treated as if being located in a rural area pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1395ww (d)(8)(E); and
- Eligible hospitals may be for-profit or not-for-profit, including faith-based. Hospitals in U.S. territories as well as tribally operated hospitals under Titles I and V of P.L. 93-638 are eligible to the extent that such hospitals meet the above criteria.
If unsure of rural eligibility, please check the FORHP Eligibility Analyzer.