Optimizing Financial Opportunities

Browse the latest reports, briefs, webinar recordings, and other resources related to optimizing rural health care.

Surprise Medical Billing Caroline Billings Release Date- January 24, 2022 Review Date- April 4, 2022 The No Surprises Act was signed into law on December 27, 2020, as a portion [...]
Geriatric Programs In the last decade, more hospitals have taken note of the cost savings and patient loyalty affiliated with specialized geriatric units, including geriatric-specific service lines and emergency rooms. [...]
Underpayments and Chronic Undercharging The underpayment and undercharging baseline for 6,000,000 claims a year range from ½% to 2%. Reviewing all the claim transactions for recouping or process improvements would [...]
Medicare Telehealth: An Updated Overview Telehealth services are reimbursed off the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), a $90 Billion payment system. The payments under the PFS are resource-based, and they take [...]
Implementing New Service Lines: Strategies and Tips You Should Know When small and rural hospitals are looking to open new service lines, the potential service lines, new service line needs, [...]
Future Trends in Healthcare and Their Impact on Rural Hospitals The total cost of care, consumer engagement, quality and safety, and the governance and leadership of hospitals are four interrelated [...]
Finding Local and Regional Grants This document is based on a webinar conducted in-house by the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. It serves to provide information on potentially unexplored [...]
Finding Grants and Other Funding Opportunities The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) supports more than 90 programs that provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically, or [...]
Creating a Hospital Foundation Creating a foundation can make a big difference in the quality of healthcare that hospitals can provide. With healthcare costs increasing and reimbursements declining, establishing a [...]

This document serves as a guide to reinforce how important it is to implement telehealth and telemedicine options into your hospital(s), provide information on TRC services, addresses impacts of telemedicine on COVID-19, defines telemedicine terms, and sheds light on the steps needed to create the most successful telehealth program possible.

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