Events

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.

Past Events

Past 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.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Communication and Relationship Management Strategies with CAHs for MBQIP

February 20, 2020

Learn how other state Flex programs manage and organize communications with CAHs as it relates to MBQIP, including the use of listservs, site-visits, and in-person and virtual group meetings. Engage in peer-sharing regarding other approaches to managing CAH relationships to support MBQIP implementation and success. Hear CMS Quality Program updates.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

New Models of Care

February 19, 2020

Following the webinar, participants gained knowledge regarding new and emerging models of care influencing rural health care providers and improved their ability to recognize and locate resources related to emerging models of care that can inform their office, partners, and rural providers.

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 HELP Webinar

Finding the Value in Your Revenue Cycle

January 15, 2020

Increase understanding of a hospital's revenue cycle from the beginning to the end. Gain practical insight on revenue cycle leading practices such as denials management, revenue integrity, and clinical documentation improvement.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Mental and Behavioral Health

January 6, 2020

Gain insights on mental and behavioral health initiatives for critical access hospitals, and learn what other Flex Programs are doing to address mental and behavioral health.

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 MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Fundamentals: RQITA Resource and Support Review

November 21, 2019

Explore the MBQIP Fundamentals Guide for State Flex Programs and understand how to use it. Review available resources to support MBQIP at the state and hospital level. Understand the role of RQITA and services available to support your work. Discuss additional MBQIP resource and support needs and requests.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Population Health

November 13, 2019

Recognize the ROI of population health. Recall different scenarios from the Population Health Toolkit and how to use them. Discuss the purpose and benefits of the Population Health Readiness Assessment to CAHs and other safety net providers.

Past Webinar

SHIP Performance Management/Program Evaluation Guide Webinar

November 6, 2019

Introducing the SHIP Performance Management/Program Evaluation Guide written by Rochelle Spinarski, Founder and President of Rural Health Solutions. This guide will help SHIP coordinators understand evaluation as a component of SHIP program management for planning, implementation and achieving outcomes.

Past HELP Webinar

Improving Care Management: A Rural Hospital Guide

November 5, 2019

Increase understanding of hospital care management best practices. Gain insight on care management roles and staffing needs, utilization review and discharge planning. Develop
care management capabilities and competencies in order to transition successfully from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to value-based payment.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CHNAs and the Flex Program

November 4, 2019

Describe the importance of CHNAs and meeting the health needs of a community. Discuss how to use the findings from CHNAs to develop activities in state Flex programs.

Past Webinar

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Performance Management/Evaluation Guide

October 7, 2019

Learn about the new Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Performance Management/Evaluation Guide. Understand evaluation as a component of Flex Program management for program planning, implementation, and achieving outcomes. Recognize work plan and assessment templates, tools, and examples for performance improvement in Flex.

Past Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Workshop

October 1, 2019 to October 3, 2019

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program 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 MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

State Flex Program Support for Antibiotic Stewardship Strategies

September 26, 2019

Explore findings from the antibiotic stewardship focus groups with high performing CAHs. Engage in peer-sharing regarding state Flex Program approaches and obstacles to supporting CAHs with antibiotic stewardship. Review summary of public comments regarding MBQIP Performance Standards.

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.

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