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.
Kristen Ogden, RN
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.