In alignment with the Trump’s Administration Executive Order on rural health, CMS recently announced a new voluntary Alternative Payment Model (APM) for rural health providers. The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) model seeks to increase access to health services while improving quality and reducing costs in rural communities. The model offers two options for rural hospitals to participate: The Community Transformation Track and the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Transformation Track. Detailed information on the model can be found here.

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