Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.241
Sponsor
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Deadlines
Apr 6, 2015
Contact

Kevin Chaney
301.945.0851
Email: kchaney@hrsa.gov

Purpose

The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program will provide support to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for quality improvement, quality reporting, performance improvements, and benchmarking; designating facilities as critical access hospitals; and the provision of rural emergency medical services (EMS).

Grantees will be expected to work to:
  • Improve the quality of care provided by CAHs
  • Improve the financial and operational outcomes of CAHs
  • Understand the community health and EMS Needs of CAHs
  • Enhance the health of rural communities through community/population health improvement
  • Improve identification and management of Time Critical Diagnoses and engage EMS capacity and performance in Rural Communities
  • Support the financial and operational transition to value based models and healthcare transformation models in the healthcare system
Eligibility

Only States with certified Critical Access Hospitals are eligible for this grant program. The Governor designates the eligible applicant from each state.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Total Funding Available: $22,540,000
Award Ceiling: $750,000
Number of Awards: Up to 45

Application process

Links to the application and full announcement are available through grants.gov.

A technical assistance teleconference will be held on February 12, 2015 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Call-in number: 800.369.1817
Passcode: 9815846

Tagged as
Critical Access Hospitals · Emergency medical services · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Population health · Reimbursement and payment models



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