To increase rural Pennsylvanians’ access to high quality care and improve their health, while reducing the growth of hospital expenditures and increasing the financial viability of rural hospitals using an all-payer global budget.
Rural hospitals are under increasing pressure to provide high quality care and access while maintaining financial viability. The Pennsylvania Rural Health Model aims to address these challenges for Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals.
The Rural Health Redesign Center Authority
We have witnessed an increase in rural hospital closures nationwide. Our current method of paying for each individual service does not provide the right incentives or resources to rural communities to meet their high burden of disease. Global budgets implemented together with major payers might provide solutions to a fundamental misalignment in our health care.