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Financial Modeling

Critical Access Hospital Financial Pro Forma for Shared Savings - Assess the financial implications of joining a Medicare Shared Savings Plan Accountable Care Organization with this Excel-based financial modeling tool. (Rural Health Value, 2017). “A very helpful tool for facilities that are trying to determine the potential impact of joining an ACO. There’s no telling how much time someone would have to spend to try to put an analysis like this together on their own, or how much confidence they’d be able to place on the estimates that they would come up with on their own.”
   - William Adcock, CFO, Union General Hospital, LA


Community Data

Selecting Rural Data in American Factfinder - Find two methods for selecting rural data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Factfinder tool for rural health grant applications, community health needs assessments, and more. (Rural Health Information Hub, December 2016)

Using Data to Understand Your Community - Address the Triple Aim© by using data to better understand your community’s population. (Rural Health Value, February 2014)

Financial Models

Critical Access Hospital Financial Pro Forma for Cost Reimbursement - Explore long term financial projections under the current Fee For Service system with this Excel-based financial modeling tool. (Rural Health Value, August 2015)

Critical Access Hospital Financial Pro Forma for Shared Savings - Assess the financial implications of joining a Medicare Shared Savings Plan Accountable Care Organization with this Excel-based financial modeling tool. (Rural Health Value, 2017).

Proactive System Affiliation: Form a small rural hospital alliance, locally owned and controlled, in order to establish a mutually beneficial affiliation with a large regional medical centered. (Rural Health Value, January 2015)

Rural Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Care Coordination - Learn about care coordination at MaineHealth, a not-for-profit, integrated, healthcare delivery network ACO (MHACO). (Rural Health Value, December 2015)

Rural Health Networks and New Forms of Governance - Learn about a formal collaborative of independent rural and urban hospitals that serves patients across the continuum of care. The network's governance structure enables all members to have an equal voice at the table. (Rural Health Value, December 2015)

Physician Relationships

How Hospital Leaders Can Build Good Working Relationships with Physicians - Explore potential barriers to physician engagement and understand strategies to help hospital leaders build good working relationships with physicians. (Rural Health Value, July 2013)

The Physician's Accountable Care Toolkit - Succeed as an Accountable Care Organization using resources to assist providers in the transition. (Towards Accountable Care (TAC) Consortium, 2012)

Service Design

Emergency Department Super Utilizer Programs - Describes super utilizer program design, implementation, operation, and assessment. (Rural Health Value, October 2013)

Frontier Extended Stay Clinics (FESC) - Expand service in existing clinics to include extended stay (up to 48 hours) and emergency services. (Rural Health Value, July 2013)

Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions - Learn how to analyze root causes of readmissions, provide enhanced services to patients at high risk of readmission, and more. (The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, June 2017)

Responding to Rural Health's Unique Challenges - Review effective strategies for health care in rural areas. (The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-PCORI)