The workshop will begin with an overview of the volume-to-value landscape, rural relevant Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment programs and models, and the Value-Based Care Assessment tool. Participants will then have the opportunity for facilitated networking and discussion to share challenges, opportunities, strategies, and best practices related to the eight core components of value-based care readiness captured in the Value-Based Care Assessment tool. The workshop will close with an activity to help prioritize and identify initial action steps to help further their organization's capacity for value-based care.


  • Discuss a framework for the volume-to-value transformation and review rural relevant the CMS value-based models.
  • Examine results from a Value-Based Care Capacity Assessment for your organization and share successful strategies, identify best practices, and discuss challenges with other rural health care organizations.
  • Identify initial next steps to develop or further advance your health care organization’s value-based care delivery capacity.
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Karla Weng, MPH, CPHQ

Senior Program Manager
Stratis Health

Karla is a Senior Program Manager for Stratis Health, leading their rural-focused programs. For nearly 20 years, Karla has led a wide variety of projects supporting rural hospitals and providers to improve quality, patient safety, and population health such as developing palliative care services, improving patient safety culture, preventing readmissions, and supporting clinical quality reporting and improvement efforts. Since 2012, Karla has been the Technical Assistance lead for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) funded Rural Health Value program, which provides assistance and resources to rural health care organizations to deliver value-based care and participate in value-based payment. She is a past-president of the MN Rural Health Association, and was a National Rural Health Association Fellow in 2008. Karla has a master’s degree in public health administration from the University of Minnesota, an undergraduate degree in community health education from Minnesota State University – Moorhead, and is a certified professional in health care quality.