Rural hospitals are a lifeline for the 20% of the U.S. population living in rural communities, but they are continually at risk of closure. It’s time to build on the work of rural providers and the imperative to shift from a volume- to value-based system to overhaul the rural health business model.

This white paper from Caravan Health Founder and Executive Chair Lynn Barr discusses her journey in accountable care from administrator of a small rural hospital to leader of a company managing ACOs for hundreds of community health systems responsible for hundreds of thousands of attributed Medicare lives. Newly appointed as a MedPAC commissioner, Lynn shared her thoughts about the necessary policy changes for a sustainable future for rural health.
 

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