In an effort to better prepare and assist small rural hospitals in moving from a fee-for-service and volume-based payment system to one that is drive by value and quality, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) administers the Small Rural Hospital Transition Project (SHRT). The program provides technical assistance through onsite consultations to eligible hospitals that have 49 beds or less and are located in a federally-designated persistent poverty county. Core areas of technical assistance include: 1) financial operational assessment, and 2) quality improvement projects. Last month, nine hospitals were identified through the objective review process to receive this assistance in the 2019-2020 cohort of the project. Now in its fifth year, the SHRT program shares what’s learned on issues relevant to rural health stakeholders through the National Rural Health Resource Center. See the full list of hospitals by clicking here.