Events

This list includes upcoming and past Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program (DRCHSD) events. Generally, the intended audience for live DRCHSD events is selected DRCHSD hospital and clinic teams and state partners. Recordings posted in the past events list are available for anyone's use.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

How to Communicate Who You Truly Are as an Organization

December 3, 2020

In this sixth webinar of the 8-part series, Communication Strategies for Community Outreach and Education, learn to develop an image that aligns with your organization’s vision and future growth strategy.

Upcoming Webinar

What’s Your 2021 Story? The Art of Storytelling

December 17, 2020

In this eighth and final webinar of the 8-part series, Communication Strategies for Community Outreach and Education, you’ll leave inspired and energized to go out and tell the story of your rural health organization.

Past Events

Past Workshop

DRCHSD 2020 Virtual Summit

September 15, 2020 to September 16, 2020

The focus of the Delta Region Community Health System's Development (DRCHSD) 2020 Summit is to address current issues, learn from peer best practices and adapt in a rapidly changing health care environment. The purpose of this event is to provide DRCHSD participating hospitals and clinics with a collaborative learning environment to make connections, share best practices, and gather lessons learned to empower and support participating organizations. Through presentations and interactive discussions, participants will be able to improve and strengthen their organizations. We look forward to your participation at this educational and informative virtual event.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part V: Physicians - Strategic Planning

August 14, 2020

Proper alignment with employed and affiliated physicians continues to present challenges, especially to rural providers. With growing practice subsidies and recruitment and retention difficulties, leaders must engage at a deeper level with the medical staff to achieve sustainable arrangements. Tune in to hear from BKD experts about how organizations are repositioning to achieve value for the organization, physicians and the patients they mutually care for.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part IV: Revenue Cycle Strategies

August 7, 2020

BKD will review the revenue cycle strategies rural hospital and clinic leaders should be aware of as they determine how to prioritize and address any backlog in revenue cycle. This session will provide leaders with an example of how to prioritize A/R, opportunities for uninsured COVID reimbursement programs, and discuss how to manage remote staff productivity.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part III: Operational Considerations

July 31, 2020

Hospitals are eager to resume operations and reach pre-COVID volumes as quickly as possible. However, with the threat of a possible COVID resurgence, labor disruptions and community uncertainty, the rebound is slower than expected. Tune in to learn strategies that successful rural hospitals are pursuing to recast operations and rebuild lost volumes as quickly as possible.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part I: How to Keep Your Funding

July 17, 2020

This session will provide DRCHSD hospital and clinic leaders with information needed to retain COVID-19 funding and prepare for a single audit. BKD will recommend best practices for procedures, documentation and example methodologies for tracking various funding sources, revenues and expenses related to COVID-19.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Learning Collaborative: Leading in Times of Crisis

June 5, 2020

The unprecedented crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has made the already challenging job of leading a rural health care organization even more difficult. In this learning collaborative, Shannon Studden, a leadership development expert, will share strategies to help hospital and clinic leaders support their team and themselves through this difficult time.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar: State-Specific Medicaid Coding and Billing Updates for Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana

May 20, 2020

The State Medicaid programs have issued specific guidance for RHC sites as part of the COVID-19 public health emergency and waivers for expansion of telehealth virtual communication and associated billing instruction. Please join our BKD consultant, Marla Dumm, as she outlines the updated coding and billing instructions for the State Medicaid program. This webinar is tailored for specific State Medicaid programs in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar: State-Specific Medicaid Coding and Billing Updates for Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee

May 19, 2020

The State Medicaid programs have issued specific guidance for RHC sites as part of the COVID-19 public health emergency and waivers for expansion of telehealth virtual communication and associated billing instruction. Please join our BKD consultant, Marla Dumm, to outline the updated coding and billing instructions for the State Medicaid program. This webinar is tailored for specific State Medicaid programs in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Technical Assistance Webinar: COVID-19 - Navigating New Federal Policies, Regulations and Programs to Support Rural Hospitals and Clinics

May 8, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic Public Health Emergency (PHE) ushered in a new world for rural providers and the communities they serve, in many ways, it will never be the same again. In this session, speaker Brock Slabach, Senior Vice President for Member Services for NRHA, will describe elements of the PHE response, the impact of the PHE on rural providers and the funding opportunities that have developed as a result.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Technical Assistance Webinar: CMS Loosens Restrictions on RHC Telemedicine Services – COVID-19 Updates and Cost Report Impact

May 1, 2020

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on March 27, 2020, March 30, 2020 and April 17, 2020 as part of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs for the Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID -19 Public Health Emergency: Interim Final Rule, and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Join our consultants from BKD as they outline the updated coding and billing instructions for Part B and RHC settings, as well as potential reimbursement and cost report impact.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD COVID-19 Telehealth Talk

April 3, 2020

Provides an overview of what should be considered as you prepare telehealth options for your community. Participating DRCHSD hospitals / clinics were invited to come with questions for our Huron consultants regarding telehealth implementation and utilization during this time of need with COVID-19. 

Past 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.

Past 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.

Past 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.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Cohort 2019 Kickoff Webinar: The Big Picture - Results Matter

December 12, 2019

In order to survive a changing financial landscape, hospitals need to demonstrate their value. Learn how to document and demonstrate your value in order to tell your story. Shannon Calhoun, Principle, C2V Enterprises, shares her experience and expertise on:

•Understand what your value story is
•How to document and show your value
•How can you make your value story meaningful?

Past Workshop

DRCHSD 2019 Summit

September 24, 2019 to September 25, 2019

The purpose of the DRCHSD 2019 Summit is to gather the nine participating hospitals and clinics, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Delta Regional Authority, program technical assistance providers and state partners. The two-day Summit will provide program accomplishments, rural health care information, networking and an overview of the next phase of projects.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital/Clinic Learning Collaborative

August 13, 2019

The DRCHSD Hospital/Clinic Learning Collaborative provided an overview of the ongoing and upcoming activities for Cohorts 2017 and 2018. The activities fall under the Community Care Coordination and Consultation aspects of the program.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Community Champion Learning Collaborative: Using Data to Communicate Success

April 23, 2019

This Community Champion Learning Collaborative focuses on an overview of data and utilizing data to communicate with your community. In this 60-minute Learning Collaborative, guest speaker, David Marc, Professor of Health Informatics at the College of St. Scholastica shares his experience in using data as a format to communicating success.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD State Partner Webinar

April 8, 2019

This recorded State Partner Webinar provides updates and an overview of year two of the DRCHSD Program.

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