Expert Help and Training for Healthcare Facilities

Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program

Provides intensive technical assistance to rural healthcare providers in the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) service area in order to enhance healthcare delivery and improve health outcomes for residents in communities in the Delta region. Supports small rural hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and other healthcare organizations seeking to strengthen local healthcare systems by addressing gaps in service and improving quality to better meet community health needs.

Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
Indian Health Service (IHS) IT Network Operations and Support Center (NOSC)

Manages the Indian Health Service (IHS) wide area network, which enables the effective use of electronic health records and ensures the secure exchange of electronic health information between healthcare providers in order to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. Provides internet access and network connectivity to over 400 federal, tribal, and urban healthcare facilities in the IHS Wide Area Network that serve American Indian and Alaska Native people across 35 states, as well as to healthcare partners, such as insurance providers, laboratory services, and pharmacies.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Quality Payment Program (QPP) Support for Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices

Offers technical assistance for clinicians in small, underserved, and rural practices to participate actively in the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), which establishes value-based payment systems and models for clinicians serving Medicare patients. Provides both program-level assistance to help participants understand QPP requirements and flexible options for small practices as well as practice-level assistance to successfully implement measures to improve quality and efficiency.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)