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The new Community Health Access and Rural Transformation Model creates two tracks for funding.
The Trump administration is providing funds to bolster rural health systems.
According to a news release, the new Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model was derived from a recent executive order from President Donald J. Trump which seeks to improve rural health and telehealth access to ensure residents of these areas have access to high quality, affordable health care.
The CHART Model ties payment to value, increases choice, and lower costs of patients. It will empower rural communities to create a system of care which delivers high quality care to patients through new seed funding and payment structures, operational and regulatory flexibilities, as well as technical and learning support, the release says.
“The CHART Model represents our next opportunity to make investments that will transform the rural health care system, allowing us to use every lever to support all Americans getting access to high-quality care where they live,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma says in the release.
The two CHART Model participation tracks are: