Events

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. 

Past Events

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Impact of Increased Telehealth Use on Quality, Finance, and Value-Based Care

April 16, 2021

Describe the financial and quality impacts of rural hospital and clinic telehealth use. Express market protection concerns for rural hospitals from non-traditional competitors with broad increased use and acceptance of telehealth. Recognize enhanced access to health care for rural patients. Recognize the benefits of telehealth use in value-based payment models.
Recall peer Flex Program experiences with telehealth initiatives

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

State Flex Program Quality Improvement Project Brainstorming

April 15, 2021

Participate in group sharing of ideas regarding the Quality Improvement project for this year’s Flex NCC. Hear updates regarding CMS Hospital Star Ratings and electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). Hear general MBQIP updates.

Past Conference Call

April National Rural HIT Coalition Call

April 13, 2021

This call will include an update on state and federal HIT legislation and regulations as well as topics to be determined for discussion.

Past Webinar

Providing an Excellent Patient Experience: 1 of 3

April 8, 2021

In the first DRCHSD Patient Experience session, participants will develop an understanding of HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) and other patient experience surveys.

Past Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop

March 29, 2021 to April 5, 2021

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program. Attendance at this event is open only to state Flex grantees.

Past Webinar

Analytics to Measure Your Telehealth Outcomes

March 25, 2021

View the sixth session in the DRCHSD Program Telehealth Webinar Series which will focus on data that can be used to help healthcare providers make better decisions about telehealth services.

Past Webinar

Flex Program FY21 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC)

March 25, 2021

The purpose of this webinar was to provide guidance on the Flex Program NCC Progress Report due Friday, May 14th. The Flex Program FY21 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC) Progress Report will be available in EHB on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 and will be due in EHB on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Past Webinar

Industry-based Telehealth Programs

March 18, 2021

View the fifth session in the DRCHSD Program Telehealth Webinar Series which will focus on examples of hospitals and clinics working with local industries to provide care through telehealth.

Past Webinar

Post-COVID Patient Transitions

March 11, 2021

View the fourth session in the DRCHSD Program Telehealth Webinar Series which will focus on patient transition post-COVID and how telehealth can support these transitions.

Past Webinar

Maintaining Momentum Through Purpose

March 4, 2021

In this webinar, we’ll walk through a typical project “engagement lifecycle” outlining common points for dips in motivation. We’ll explore ways that you as project leaders can help yourselves and your community partners stay engaged during these dips by reconnecting with a sense of purpose. You’ll also hear how other organizations have addressed challenges common at this stage in your project.

Past Webinar

Telehealth 101

February 24, 2021

Learn basic telehealth concepts. Understand telehealth regulatory changes and waivers during and after COVID. Identify ways that Flex programs can support the telehealth needs of CAHs and RHCs in their state. Understand how increased telehealth use could impact finances, quality improvement measures, and movement to value-based care and population health.

Past Webinar

Intentional Communications: Creating a Communications Plan

February 24, 2021

Learn about a framework for developing a communications plan and how to craft key messages. Tools are introduced for understanding the “audience” of your message and determine the project's positive effects on them. The various components of the communication plan framework are explained.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Information Integration Efforts in Rural and Rural Tele-Mental Health

February 19, 2021

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included HIT updates related to telehealth, COVID-19, infrastructure/ broadband, information integration efforts in rural, and rural tele-mental health initiatives.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Rural Health Equity and the Flex Program

February 17, 2021

Understand the basics of health equity and the impact of President Biden's Health Equity Executive Order. Identify national health equity initiatives. Learn health equity activities relevant for state Flex Programs and CAHs.

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