Even if critical factors such as provider recruitment, reimbursement and community/patient needs remained constant, a rural primary and specialty care delivery system would still be a complicated mesh of challenges, diverse personalities and at times, competing incentives. Having the right mix of community providers with the right designations and a culture of interdependence is the single most important success factor for a community hospital.
Knowing the options makes things simpler.
Every market is different, and no solution is straightforward or static. New market entrants, provider attrition, a byzantine regulatory environment and emerging alternative payment models all conspire to suboptimize most rural service areas and expose hospital providers to strategic vulnerabilities.
Our expertise is in designing and helping to realize the most effective provider delivery system that optimizes reimbursement and patient access.