US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Cooperative agreement to a USA or territories nonprofit entity, including tribes and community, tribal, and faith-based organizations, to assist healthcare providers improve the quality and efficacy of care in rural regions. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP). This cooperative agreement will provide technical assistance (TA) that will assist eligible small rural hospitals and rural health clinics (RHCs) in strengthening their foundation in key elements of value-based care, including, but not limited to quality, efficiency, patient experience, and safety of care.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Rural Health Strategy elevates rural health as an important focus of its provider payment policies, including delivery system reform and innovation opportunities.1 While a number of rural hospitals and RHCs are participating in value-based programs in both the public and private sector, others need to build a stronger foundation around key components of value before they are ready to participate in a formal program. The move towards value requires small rural hospitals and RHCs to have a clear understanding of value-based care and the strategies they can implement to be effective participants in a health care system focused on value.
FORHP supports several programs to help rural providers with various levels of engagement in value-based care. The Rural Health Innovation and Transformation Technical Assistance Program (RHIT-TA) provides information and targeted assistance to rural stakeholders and the public to help them understand and engage in the valuebased care landscape in the context of rural health care, and helping early adopters succeed in the value based environment. FORHP also provides support to states through the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant and the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program, which provide assistance to hospitals across states to support quality and operational efficiency efforts, but not in-depth individualized assistance. This cooperative agreement will support the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project to assist small rural hospitals and clinics that are in need of assistance in building the foundation for participating in value-based healthcare, but that are not yet at the level to participate in value-based programs.
For a list of recipient responsibilities, see page 3 of the NOFO document in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 188208
Up to $800,000 per year
Period of Performance: September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2025 (5 years)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:
Jessica Sanders, MPP
Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 10SWH03
Rockville, MD 20857
You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:
Jeanene Meyers, MPH
Public Health Analyst,
Attn: Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room #17W45B
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-2482
Fax: (301) 443-2803
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