Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

Clinical Documentation Integrity Best Practices (Part ll)

February 5, 2020

View Session II of the DRCHSD Program Revenue Cycle Improvement Bootcamp to learn how to build internal capacity and staff knowledge gain that results in the implementation of clinical documentation integrity best practices.

Upcoming Webinar

Clinical Documentation Integrity Best Practices (Part I)

February 5, 2020

View Session I of the DRCHSD Program Revenue Cycle Improvement Bootcamp to learn how to implement clinical documentation process improvements to enhance revenue cycle functionality and reimbursement, and to reduce denials.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

New Models of Care

February 19, 2020

This quarterly webinar will include updates from TASC, RQITA, FMT, and FORHP, to include both the Flex Program and policies impacting critical access hospitals (CAHs).

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

February MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

February 20, 2020

MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

340B Program: A Prescription for Success

February 20, 2020

Gain insight about ways to maintain compliance while optimizing the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Understand possible impact of potential legislative and CMS changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

2019-20 Eligible LC: Strategy Map Development

February 26, 2020

This LC webinar is for pre-selected SRHT eligible hospital leadership teams only. In this second Learning Collaborative (LC) webinar, hospital teams will be prepped to finalize their Strategy Maps and the key to successfully operationalizing key transition strategies.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Physician and Staff Engagement

March 2, 2020

Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges, and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

The Chargemaster and Your Revenue Cycle: Critical Components for Success (Part 1)

March 11, 2020

Understand the core components and functionality of the chargemaster. Summarize how best practice hospitals use the chargemaster to increase reimbursement, lower denials and improve cash flow. Incorporate a culture of chargemaster accountability and ownership. Comprehend 2020 Final Rule impact on chargemaster codes and availability including 2021 prescribed changes.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

The Chargemaster and Your Revenue Cycle: Critical Components for Success (Part 2)

March 18, 2020

Ensure that the chargemaster is an administrative priority. Implement a process centered on communication and expectation. Comprehend the impact of 2019, 2020, and 2021 Pricing Transparency Requirements. Instill a process of quality control. Utilize the chargemaster as a competitive advantage. Cite case studies and “Issues from the Field.”

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

2019-20 Eligible LC: Balanced Scorecard Development

March 25, 2020

This LC webinar is for pre-selected SRHT eligible hospital leadership teams only. In this third Learning Collaborative (LC) webinar, hospital teams will be prepped to develop their Balanced Scorecards.

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

2019-20 Eligible LC: Demonstrate Value and Position for the Future

April 29, 2020

This LC webinar is for pre-selected SRHT eligible hospital leadership teams only. In this fourth and final Learning Collaborative (LC) webinar, hospital teams will learn how to demonstrate the value of the hospital for long-term success in new payment and delivery models

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Telehealth

May 4, 2020

Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges, and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

2019-20 SRHT Selected Hospitals LC: Strategy Map Development

May 14, 2020

This LC webinar is for pre-selected SRHT eligible hospital leadership teams only. In this second Learning Collaborative (LC) webinar, hospital teams will be prepped to finalize their Strategy Maps and the key to successfully operationalizing key transition strategies.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Systems Thinking and Frameworks

July 27, 2020

Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges, and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

News

News

Hospital Spotlight for Critical Access Substance Abuse Project: Mary Breckinridge Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Hyden, Kentucky

December 2019

In 2017, supplemental funding was awarded to the Kentucky Office of Rural Health’s Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program to support CAHs located in communities with high rates of poverty, unemployment, and/or substance abuse. Mary Breckinridge Appalachian Regional Healthcare utilized the funds based on needs identified around substance abuse.

Hospital Spotlight

Greene County Hospital Offers World-Class Health Care in Their Community

December 2019

Greene County Hospital, located in Eutaw, Alabama, is progressing towards providing optimal medical care to the citizens and communities of Greene County and surrounding areas. The hospital is a licensed 20-bed facility striving to offer first-class medical care with limited waiting time in their emergency department (ED).

News

Hospital Spotlight for Leadership Development: Blue Mountain Hospital, Blanding, Utah

November 2019

In 2017, Blue Mountain Hospital (BMH) received a supplement through the Flex Program which provided an opportunity for in-depth technical assistance on quality improvement. BMH leveraged the supplement to continue leadership development projects which have improved staff and patient satisfaction since initiation of Leadership Development Institutes (LDIs).

Critical Access Hospital Recognition

Ellenville Regional Hospital, Ellenville, New York

September 2019

Ellenville Regional Hospital is recognized for implementing an innovative project to fight the opioid crisis in collaboration with a federally qualified health care center (FQHC). The Opiate Reduction Medicaid Accelerated Exchange Series Pilot (Max) Project has provided a new model of care in an effort to decrease the administration of opioids in the Emergency Department (ED).