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Rural Health Clinics: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Strategies for Starting a RHC


Adriane Gainey
Specialist, Revenue Cycle Management
AMS Software

Mark Lynn
RHC Consultant
Healthcare Business Specialists


Georgia Rural Health Association

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Program Description

Rural Health Clinics are a great tool to improve reimbursement for physician practices in rural areas in the appropriate circumstances. This webinar will discuss why RHCs can be advantageous for providers and in some cases why they are a costly mistake in this reimbursement environment. Healthcare reform has radically changed the reimbursement dynamics for starting RHCs and may affect your decision to become a rural health clinic or not.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain from this presentation:
- Which specialties or type of practices do well in the RHC Program
- How health reform changes the playing field
- The different types of RHCs and what the advantages are of each
- Reasonable timelines for starting and operating a rural health clinic
- Reasons why to and why not to start a RHC


On Demand
Original program date: Apr 10, 2013

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

This content may also be viewed using the following applications:

Adobe Connect Mobile Adobe Connect Mobile

Having trouble viewing the program? Visit our Technical Support page.

Program Keywords

Access to Care, Rural Health, Safety Net