NEVADA CITY, Calif., Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium will participate in the Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Technical Assistance Webinar, covering program strategies and resources to maximize rural providers' success in their transformation to a value-based payment structure. Through the session, rural providers will gain a clear understanding about new models of care delivery that will improve the quality of care for their community. Moving to new payment models is essential for provider success, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has ambitiously committed to having 30 percent of its Medicare reimbursement in alternative payment models by 2016, and 50 percent by the end of 2018.
This free provider-support webinar is Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). To join, participants can visit the web-based connection at https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/rhc_ta_webinar/ and by phone at 1-888-469-0985, using conference passcode 5452357.
"We are able to provide no-cost technical assistance, data analytics, and support to rural practices who would like to improve quality, reduce costs, and prepare for the movement to value based payments through our grant funding from the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative," says Lynn Barr, National Rural Accountable Care Consortium founder and Chief Transformation Officer. "This webinar will provide information on steps rural healthcare providers can take to set up a billable care coordination program, and to begin providing population health services for their community."
Additionally, the webinar will offer information and resources available for Rural Health Clinics through the Rural Health Information Hub (formerly Rural Assistance Center), Federal grant opportunities and how to request technical assistance for applications.
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. To begin the process to become a part of the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium's Practice Transformation Network (PTN), go to http://www.nationalruralaco.com/applynow.
Monica Bourgeau, MS
National Rural Accountable Care Consortium
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