Five hospitals and five payers are participating in the first year of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, a multi-payer global budget model for rural critical access and acute-care hospitals in the state, state officials announced today. The hospitals are Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, Endless Mountains Health Systems, Geisinger Jersey Shore, UPMC Kane and Wayne Memorial Hospital. The payers are Highmark, Gateway Health, Geisinger Health Plan, Medicare and UPMC Health Plan. The six-year model, approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2017, is expected to include 18 hospitals by January 2020 and 30 hospitals by January 2021.

Related News Articles

Headline
The AHA today responded to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services request for information by offering solutions for improving maternal and child health…
Headline
The Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, today provided $225 million to rural health clinics for…
Headline
Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Michael Bennett, D-Colo., and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, today introduced AHA-supported legislation (S. 3615) that would extend…
Insights and Analysis
Three hundred people tuned into AHA’s April 14 webinar, Experience from the Front Lines: Managing COVID-19 in Rural Communities, showing how large the appetite…
Headline
The Health Resources and Services Administration Federal Office of Rural Health Policy today awarded $161.5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic…
Headline
The Bipartisan Policy Center today released a new report examining the immense challenges facing the U.S. rural health care system as highlighted by the COVID-…