Updated Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives for Rural Providers Released

The Rural Health Value team is pleased to announce the release of an updated version of the Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives for Rural Providers. The catalog summarizes rural-relevant, value-based programs currently or recently implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), primarily by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Its purpose is to help rural leaders and communities identify HHS value-based programs appropriate for rural participation.

Related resources on the Rural Health Value website:

Medicare Shared Savings Program: Rule Changes and Implications for Rural Health Care Organizations
This summary is of changes made to the Medicare Shared Savings Program taking effect in 2023 and 2024. This Rural Health Value analysis outlines how the changes may reduce barriers to participation for potential or reentering ACOs that operate in rural contexts.