Upcoming Events

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 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.

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.

Past Network Development Webinar

Action Planning for Sustainability

August 28, 2019

The ongoing longevity of a grant project is dependent on the sustainability of the network. Sustainability is defined as the network’s ability to achieve desired outcomes and maintain the ability to do so over time. This webinar describes the three phases to completing a Network Sustainability Action Plan.

Past HELP Webinar

2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Summit Findings

August 27, 2019

Explore the findings from the 2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit. Speakers will identify key actions that leaders and providers should take to further develop a local infrastructure that they can deliver and manage population health in the future.