Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

Telehealth Policy

April 26, 2021

Recall the usual elements of telehealth reimbursement policy. Recognize pre-COVID telehealth policy. Explain how the public health emergency (PHE) has affected telehealth policy. Describe other federal developments around telehealth policy. Summarize effects of PHE-related telehealth changes on rural health care organizations.

Upcoming Webinar

Value-Based Care (VBC) Options for Rural

May 6, 2021

View the first session in this five-part Value-Based Care (VBC) Webinar Series to hear best practices for transitioning to VBC models and being successful with payment system transformation and population health.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Should my health organization accept a value-based payment opportunity?

May 11, 2021

During this presentation, Dr. Clint MacKinney will discuss the state of rural value-based care and payment, and recommend four strategies to inform value-based contract decision-making to help prepare rural healthcare organizations for value-based care.

Upcoming Webinar

Financial Risk in Value-Based Care (VBC) Models

May 13, 2021

View the second session in this five-part Value-Based Care (VBC) Webinar Series to hear best practices for dealing with financial risk attributed to VBC models.

Upcoming Webinar

Virtual Primary Care

May 17, 2021

This webinar will build state Flex Program knowledge and understanding of telehealth and the rural application. It will share examples of rural models and provide access to educational information and resources that can be disseminated to rural providers.

Upcoming Webinar

RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative

May 24, 2021 to August 30, 2021

RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative is designed to help you assess your organizational strengths and weaknesses in preparing for the transition to value-based care (VBC). Through education and group discussion, you will gain a better understanding of a variety of VBC topics that lend themselves to help strengthen your organizational foundation for becoming effective participants in a health system focused on value.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June 10, 2021

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 Webinar

Tele-Monitoring of Rural Patients

July 7, 2021

This webinar will build state Flex Program knowledge and understanding of telehealth and the rural application. It will share examples of rural models and provide access to educational information and resources that can be disseminated to rural providers.

Upcoming Reverse Site Visit

2021 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

July 20, 2021 to July 22, 2021

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV) is an opportunity for state Flex Programs to make connections, share best practices and gather lessons learned to better engage and empower CAHs in activities to support healthy rural communities.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Using Telehealth to Support Value-Based Care

August 24, 2021

Telehealth can be an effective tool in managing chronic conditions in reducing readmissions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1135 Federal waiver permitted certified rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to provide services using telehealth without the restrictions that were previously in place. 

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Critical Access Hospital Recognition

UPMC Cole, Coudersport, Pennsylvania

December 2020

UPMC Cole, located in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, is one of three critical access hospitals (CAHs) that received national recognition for demonstrating an innovative approach to post-acute care that supports a patient’s continued recovery from illness or management of a chronic illness or disability.

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Minnesota Rural Health Conference Podcast Series!

November 2020

Tune in to the special podcast series developed by the Minnesota Rural Health Conference hosts to celebrate National Rural Health Day! The three podcasts will cover rural health issues and how the pandemic has affected us in Minnesota.

Critical Access Hospital Recognition

Harrison County Community Hospital, Bethany, Missouri

November 2020

Harrison County Community Hospital (HCCH), located in Bethany, Missouri, is one of three critical access hospitals (CAHs) that received national recognition for demonstrating an innovative approach to post-acute care that supports a patient’s continued recovery from illness, or management of a chronic illness or disability.

Critical Access Hospital Recognition

Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville, Illinois

October 2020

Pinckneyville Community Hospital, located in Pinckneyville, Illinois, is one of just three critical access hospitals that received national recognition for demonstrating an innovative approach to post-acute care that supports a patient’s continued recovery from illness or management of a chronic illness or disability.