Rural healthcare is in desperate need of severe changes. Despite studies and calls for reform, Healthcare in rural areas relies on small hospitals with minimal resources that provide fee-for-service inpatient sick care.

Made up of various stakeholders, “mega boards” are made up of members who are trained to look at the communities health rather than the financial performance of a hospital. This change could change rural healthcare delivery.

Programs such as wellness/prevention, care coordination, & community outreach don’t get the money or the emphasis they deserve because hospitals with pressing budgetary concerns aren’t reimbursed for them. This is a common scenario that happens with almost every rural provider and hospital leader. They each understand that cost-effective healthcare must be delivered beyond the walls of a hospital.

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