As healthcare payments have shifted from volume to value for over a decade, some transformational rural health leaders have been driving efforts to provide value-based care. The arrival of COVID-19 presented formidable challenges to sustaining and continuing those efforts, which are now – more than ever – necessary in rural communities. Delivering value-based care will require new processes, policies, and priorities within healthcare delivery systems, local public health departments, and the broader health community. This case introduces the true story of Aspen Valley Hospital and the Rocky Mountain Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and their continued journey toward value amidst the formidable challenges of COVID-19. If you are seeking to better understand healthcare finance and interventions that improve health outcomes in your hospital and community, then this interactive session is for you. At the end of this session, you will have a foundational understanding of healthcare finance and some tools to guide your organization toward its future vitality.
Key Learning Points
- Understanding the basic components of value-based care in a rural context.
- Understanding key points for rural hospitals to engage with ACOs or other value-based payment models.
- Understanding best practices for ensuring financial vitality of rural healthcare delivery systems following COVID-19.
- August 10, 2021
- 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
- Center for Rural Health
- Board Members
- Critical Access Hospital (CAH)