Our mission is to collaboratively facilitate implementation of innovative healthcare models supporting quality, cost-effectiveness, and health promotion for the improvement of the well-being of rural communities.
The vision of the National Rural Accountable Care Organization (NRACO) is to be the national leader of the transformation of rural healthcare systems from fee-based to value-based care by creating an affordable, replicable framework that results in improved health for our communities, at the lowest possible cost, and strengthens and preserves the rural health safety net.
We are working toward these goals by forming a national network of rural healthcare providers that benefit collectively from the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Members of the network will achieve savings through care coordination and healthcare technologies. By strategically using technology, process improvement, patient engagement, and informatics, we can improve access, reduce costs, and eliminate the disparities in outcomes between rural and non-rural settings.
The National Rural ACO
welcomes your questions.
P.O. Box 1330
Nevada City, CA 95959
Submit a Letter of Intent
If your organization is considering participating in an ACO for the 2015 program year, now is the time to start planning. The application deadline is in July 2014. We suggest that you begin discussions with medical staff and organizational leadership in early 2014.
You can use the non-binding Example LOI to get started. We would be happy to make a presentation to your medical staff or Board of Directors.
A sustainable model for rural healthcare.
We offer a program that minimizes up-front investment and risk, provides turn-key solutions, and allows rural physician/hospital organizations to carefully implement and evaluate new delivery models.