NEVADA CITY, Calif., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rural providers need to prepare for the movement to value-based payments but need guidance on how to start the process. The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium has announced new dates for its webinar to facilitate practice transformation to value-based payments. The Consortium's Chief Transformation Officer and webinar leader Lynn Barr says that this webinar will provide an easy to follow roadmap for rural providers, laying the foundation for future population health payments.
The webinar, "Rural Practice Transformation: Getting Ready for Value-Based Payments" is scheduled for January 5, 2016 at 12 Noon ET and January 9, 2016 at 2 pm ET. There is no charge to participate and pre-registration is not required. To join the webinar, call 303.248.0285 / 5004770#, and log in via www.readytalk.com / code 5004770.
This webinar will provide an overview of a new federally funded program for rural providers, Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs), which provide the necessary framework for improving population health and lowering overall costs while improving the financial sustainability of rural health systems.
Barr explains, "Rural providers must get ready for the movement to value-based payments but often aren't sure where to start and don't always have internal resources available. The federally-funded Practice Transformation Network provides a clear path to follow and also funds the necessary infrastructure and support."
Participants in the Consortium's program receive intensive training to improve quality and patient satisfaction and reduce unnecessary costs. Federal funds pay for this training, in addition to the IT infrastructure, analytics, Advice Nurse hotline, patient satisfaction surveys, clinically integrated networks and other essential elements to be successful under the new Value-Based Payment Models. There is no cost for rural providers to join the program. Upon completion of the program, rural providers will be prepared for participating in the value-based payment model of their choice, including ACO's, bundled payments, and Patient Centered Medical Homes.
Interested participants can visit the website at http://www.NationalRuralACO.com/ApplyNow to apply or request more information about the Practice Transformation Network and the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium's program.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL RURAL ACCOUNTABLE CARE CONSORTIUM
The Consortium is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides educational resources and learning networks for rural providers who are moving toward new models of care delivery to improve the quality of life for their communities and reduce avoidable healthcare spending. It provides educational resources and learning networks for rural providers preparing to participate in value-based payments. Hundreds of rural health systems across the country are members of the Consortium. To learn more, visit www.NationalRuralACO.com.
Monica Bourgeau, MS
National Rural Accountable Care Consortium
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