Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Reverse Site Visit

2020 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

August 4, 2020 to August 6, 2020

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 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.

Upcoming 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.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Leading Through Change

August 18, 2020

Recognize individual differences in reactions to change. Use strategies for leading groups and individuals through change. Manage your own emotions during the change process.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

August MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

August 20, 2020

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.

Past Events

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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Health Equity

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.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Updates and MBQIP Quarterly Reports

July 20, 2020

By attending this webinar, participants were be able to hear feedback on the new MBQIP quality report template, receive updates on a temporary timeline for MBQIP quarterly data reports, and understand virtual logistics of the upcoming 2020 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit (RSV).

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

COVID-19 and Rural EMS

July 7, 2020

This webinar will share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting rural emergency medical services (EMS).

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 HELP Webinar

Impact Patient Experience Through Leader Rounding

May 27, 2020

Learn new ways to ask questions to get the information you want. Identify ways to create comfortable experience for the patient during leader rounds. Learn ways to use the information to effectively coach staff.

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 TASC 90 Webinar

COVID-19 and Flex Program Support

May 13, 2020

Following the webinar, participants gained awareness of recent policy updates related to COVID-19 and improved their understanding of the potential role of the Flex Program to support hospitals during this time.

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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Telehealth

May 4, 2020

By participating in the VKG, participants will be able to describe the importance of telehealth practices for rural hospitals and discuss how to improve telehealth in your hospital through Flex Program initiatives.

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 Rural HIT Coalition

COVID-19 HIT Updates

April 30, 2020

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included COVID-19 HIT updates related to telehealth, the FCC Connected Care Pilot and Rural Health Care programs, and cybersecurity.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP and Flex in a COVID-19 World

April 16, 2020

Review the recent updates regarding MBQIP reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear and share issues from the field related to COVID-19. Discuss adjustments to MBQIP work plans.

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 Document

The Grant Project Life Cycle: A Grant Subcontract Management Guide

March 31, 2020

This guide is designed to target opportunities within the Flex Program to improve the scope of work requirements for subcontracted consultants. It will assist state programs in building greater accountability with their subcontractors to deliver more meaningful information to improve program deliverables, reporting, and demonstrating measurable program outcomes.

Past HELP Webinar

The Chargemaster and Your Revenue Cycle: Critical Components for Success (Part 2)

March 31, 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.”

Past Webinar

Flex Program FY20 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC)

March 25, 2020

The purpose of this webinar is to provide guidance on the Flex Program NCC Progress Report due Friday, May 15th. The Flex Program FY20 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC) Progress Report will be available in EHB on Friday, March 20, 2020 and will be due in EHB on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Past HELP Webinar

Revenue Cycle Crisis Management: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18, 2020

Implement internal revenue cycle management controls. Detail the importance of a Revenue Cycle Steering Committee. Understand outpatient and inpatient coding best practices for COVID-19. Review the role and revenue cycle components of telehealth. Implement controls to manage business office practices. Understand strategies to manage remote staff.

Past 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.

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