About This Website

This website was created and is maintained by the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR) in order to increase awareness about the problems facing rural hospitals and their communities and to encourage successful solutions. All of the data come from publicly available sources, and no commercial funding was used to produce the information and analysis presented on the site.

Feedback and suggestions for improvements to the website are welcome. Email comments to: RuralHospitals@CHQPR.org

The Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform is a national policy center that facilitates improvements in healthcare payment and delivery systems. Founded in 2008, CHQPR is an internationally-recognized source of unbiased information and assistance on payment and delivery reform. CHQPR’s publications are among the most widely used and highly regarded resources on payment reform in the world. CHQPR has provided information and technical assistance to Congress, federal agencies, national organizations, and to physicians, hospitals, employers, health plans, and government agencies in nearly every state in the U.S. and several other countries to help them design and implement successful payment and delivery system reforms.