Upcoming Events

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 SHIP Webinar

Quality Improvement

February 27, 2020

Learn about successful state SHIP quality improvement (QI) investment activities, while gaining insights regarding activity goals, challenges, and best practices. This webinar will also examine how a consortium in Georgia and a network in North Dakota were developed.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Physician and Staff Engagement

March 2, 2020

Describe the importance of physician and staff engagement for rural hospitals. Discuss how to improve physician engagement in your hospital through Flex Program initiatives.

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Learning Collaborative: Global Budgeting

March 9, 2020

Rural health care delivery is being shaped by changes in payment policies and financing sources, continually evolving quality measures and expectations, and evolving models of care delivery. Success in this transformation requires high-performance rural health organizations. Speaker Dr. MacKinney will share his expertise on Global Budgeting. This innovative approach involves an annual expectation for revenue for all inpatient and hospital outpatient care in advance.

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.

Upcoming Reverse Site Visit

2020 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

August 5, 2020 to August 6, 2020

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Flex Program 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.

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Hospital Spotlight

Val Verde Regional Medical Center Implements SMART ER

February 2020

Through the fulfillment of VVRMC’s mission and vision, they strive to improve patient satisfaction by existing as the premier provider for all healthcare needs within their community, all while delivering healthcare they can trust.

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EMS in Dixie County, Florida: Driving Data for Improved Health

January 2020

In this video, one rural ambulance service shares the value realized in reporting and using data to improve organizational culture. They share their enhanced ability to identify improvement opportunities that move the needle on health outcomes for their patients, such as Community Paramedicine and an antibiotic protocol for sepsis.

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).