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Brief

Rural Strategies to Advance Value-Based Payment and Care During and Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

This brief explores the key challenges faced by the rural ambulatory safety net in delivering primary care and behavioral health services since COVID-19, and the policy changes that have been implemented in response to those challenges.

The brief also offers state-level policy recommendations to improve rural-specific primary care and behavioral health care through sustaining and supporting the movement towards telehealth, addressing social needs, and advancing value-based payment and care.