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Small Rural Hospital Improvement (SHIP) Grant

 
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The Small Rural Hospital Improvement (SHIP) Grant Program provides funding to the Mississippi State Office of Rural Health to assist small rural hospitals with activities related to any or all of the following:

  • Value-Based Purchasing (VBP)
  • Accountable Care Organizations or Shared Savings (ACOs)
  • Payment Bundling/Medicare Prospective Payment System (PB/PPS)

To be eligible to apply for funding during the application cycle, a small rural hospital (defined as one with "49 beds or less", as reported on the hospital's most recently filed Medicare Cost Report) and located in a rural area. For this program rural area is defined as: 1) within a rural census tract of a MSA; 2) an area determined under the Goldsmith Modification or the Rural Urban Commuting Areas (RUCAs); 3) an area being treated as rural pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1395(d)(8)(E).

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