NRHA's Rural Health Voices blog offers informed commentary on the latest news in rural health care from NRHA staff and editorials from selected contributors.

Preparing for the future with PCMH: The shift from quantity to quality

Starting my nursing career in the hospital setting, I truly had no grasp on how RHCs operated. Unfortunately, hospitals and clinics function in silos – or at least that is how it felt as I was jumping from one silo to the other. I knew nothing about RHC regulations, all-inclusive rates, cost reports, or value-based care. I just thought patients came to the doctor when they had a sore throat or needed refills on medications – so clearly I had a lot to learn.

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