The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (Consortium) is a non-profit organization that supports rural healthcare transformation. The primary aim of The Consortium is rural practice transformation to improve care, reduce unnecessary healthcare costs, and improve patient satisfaction, all while also improving the financial performance and sustainability of rural health systems.
In September of 2015, the Consortium received a four-year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for up to $31 million to implement the TCPI program. The Consortium will assist more than 500 rural communities in preparing for and participating in the new value-based payment models through this program.
Understanding and preparing for value-based payment models is a priority for rural healthcare providers across the country. The Consortium’s TCPI program provides a proven road map to follow. We also provide participants with access to industry-leading expertise and the technical resources that are necessary for success.
Being part of Medicare's Shared Savings Program has helped our team focus much more on wellness and prevention. This focus has changed the conversation we have with patients, physicians and the community. We now feel we are much more a part of the improvement of the healthcare system.–Tim Putnam, DHA, FACHE