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 HELP Webinar

Lean Sigma Health Care

August 26, 2014

This webinar details the thinking and tools within the Lean Sigma Health Care methodology that underlie its highly effective approach to driving meaningful and lasting organizational change.

Past Webinar

Vendor Issues Management

August 13, 2014

Vendor issues management is about getting your issues resolved in a timely manner. This recorded webinar considers the different perspectives of health care providers and IT vendors, while discussing techniques to track and escalate issues.

Past PMG Call

Two Hospital Examples to Prepare for Population Health

July 24, 2014

Hear what challenges rural hospitals are facing with regards to population health planning. Union General Hospital shares how they used results from their CHNA to target and initiate a local wellness program. ICAHN Director discusses steps that IL hospitals took to respond to the ACA and prepare for value-based reimbursement.

Past Reverse Site Visit

2013 National Conference of State Flex Programs & Pre-Conference Workshop

July 23, 2014

The annual National Conference of State Flex Programs is an opportunity for state Flex Program grantees to convene and share information about the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and critical access hospitals (CAHs). This event focuses on the latest information and issues in the Flex Program including discussion of how national changes in health care delivery will impact CAHs.

Past Workshop

Program Evaluation Workshops

July 22, 2014

View presentations and materials from two 2014 Program Evaluation Workshop events.

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Data Measurement, Outcomes and Impact

July 16, 2014

Understand the benefits of CAHs and Flex Programs using a systems-based framework to manage information and strategic knowledge. Review the purpose of gathering and using data to improve health and safety of patients, financial awareness and demonstrate impact. Learn impactful initiatives CAHs are utilizing in response to MBQIP data.

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Workforce

June 11, 2014

Comprehend the need for CAH workforce that is adaptable, understand the value of a culture that is patient focused and customer driven using and recognize the importance of nurturing ongoing staff development, retention and practicing at the top of licensure for excellent outcomes.

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Leadership and Strategic Planning

May 21, 2014

This recorded webinar will help the viewer understand the need for leadership to be aware of industry trends and impact on CAHs and Flex programs, review the need for a systems approach, recognize the need to align CAH leadership and providers around employee empowerment for performance excellence

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Kick-off Event

May 14, 2014

View the recorded webinar of the kick-off event for the Framing Rural Health Value webinar series. Understand the need for sustained CAH turnaround and performance. Learn a framework for performance excellence and how a state Flex Program can apply it.

Past Webinar

Data Analytics: Preparation for Managing Population Health

March 20, 2014

This webinar provides a basic understanding of data analytics as an application of rural health network members' EHRs in preparation for managing population health. The presentation features grantee networks of the RHITND program that have begun to make headway on providing data analytics tools to their members. 

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