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Targeted Technical Assistance for Rural Hospitals Program (TTAP)

TTAP targets hospitals that are at risk of closing. Since 2018, we’ve helped 150 rural hospitals across 38 states and the Northern Mariana Islands.

How does TTAP help rural hospitals?

TTAP helps rural hospitals maintain healthcare services. We offer free technical assistance to hospitals who participate. The Center for Public Health Practice and Research (CPHPR) at Georgia Southern University provides this technical assistance.

TTAP works with individual hospitals to:

  • Address challenges to sustaining access to essential health care services
  • Understand community health needs and resources
  • Ensure communities can keep health care locally

How might TTAP help hospitals solve issues?

  • Provide intensive technical assistance to help stabilize hospitals at-risk for closure
  • Develop recommendations to keep healthcare services local
  • Develop resources to add to what is currently available to hospitals challenged with maintaining essential healthcare services

How does TTAP help hospitals through technical assistance?

Each year, we help 4-6 hospitals on-site.

This may include:

  • Financial and operational assessments
  • Financial and operational management education and training
  • Revenue cycle optimization
  • Revenue enhancement via service line addition, expansion or reconfiguration
  • Cost reporting

Each year, we provide remote technical assistance to hospitals that applied, but were not selected to receive on-site TA.

This may include:

  • Financial benchmarking assessment
  • Operational and financial management resources
  • Webinars

Note: Your hospital may be considered for future on-site TA.

Can my facility participate?

TTAP is open to hospitals nationwide.

This includes:

  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • Rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals
  • Hospitals operated by tribes and tribal organizations under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act

How can I apply for technical assistance?

TTAP accepts applications on a rolling basis, with a deadline of January 31st. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for the next program year. Technical assistance will begin in March.

Contact us

Jeanene Meyers
TTAP Program Coordinator
Phone: 301-443-2482

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