Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

Price Transparency Guide

November 4, 2020

This SHIP Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar will focus on the new Price Transparency Guide scheduled for publication on November 4, 2020. The webinar will cover the Pricing Transparency Guide, resources, and templates.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

Integration of Rural Health Clinics and Hospitals

November 5, 2020

Discuss the benefits of integration of primary care and rural hospitals, particularly regarding population health, value payment, and care coordination work. Explain how rural health networks enhance patient care, integrate services, and support the health of the people in their service areas.

Upcoming Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop

November 9, 2020 to November 16, 2020

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.

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 MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Data Reports and Resource Review

December 3, 2020

Explore the updated MBQIP Data Reports and understand how to make use of them. Review available resources to support MBQIP at the state and hospital level in the context of the results of the Annual RQITA Assessment. Discuss additional MBQIP resource and support needs and requests.

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.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

February MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

February 18, 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.

Past Events

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


May 4, 2020

Describe the importance of telehealth practices for rural hospitals. 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.

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 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.

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 Rural HIT Coalition

Universal Services Administration Company Reforms, HIT-Led Approaches to the Rural Community Opioid Crisis, and Implications of the Cyber-Security Crisis for Rural

February 11, 2020

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition in-person meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included Universal Services Administration Company (USAC) reforms, HIT-led approaches to the rural community opioid crisis, and implications of the cyber-security crisis for rural.

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.