Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Should my health organization accept a value-based payment opportunity?

May 11, 2021

During this presentation, Dr. Clint MacKinney will discuss the state of rural value-based care and payment, and recommend four strategies to inform value-based contract decision-making to help prepare rural healthcare organizations for value-based care.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

Supporting New Models of Payment and Delivery

May 12, 2021

Gain knowledge regarding new models of health care payment and delivery. Understand updates to these models and the changes that have occurred from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how Flex Programs can help support new models of payment and delivery.

Upcoming Webinar

Financial Risk in Value-Based Care (VBC) Models

May 13, 2021

View the second session in this five-part Value-Based Care (VBC) Webinar Series to hear best practices for dealing with financial risk attributed to VBC models.

Upcoming Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Virtual Primary Care

May 17, 2021

Define what virtual primary care is and what a visit looks like for a patient. Recall data and evidence related to the effectiveness of virtual primary care. Identify the opportunities and challenges of virtual primary care for rural health providers. Describe how COVID is affecting and may affect virtual primary care as a service line.

Upcoming Webinar

RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative

May 24, 2021 to August 30, 2021

RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative is designed to help you assess your organizational strengths and weaknesses in preparing for the transition to value-based care (VBC). Through education and group discussion, you will gain a better understanding of a variety of VBC topics that lend themselves to help strengthen your organizational foundation for becoming effective participants in a health system focused on value.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June 10, 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.

Upcoming Conference

2021 Virtual Minnesota Rural Health Conference

June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2021

The 2021 virtual conference will consist of a keynote address from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, six highly interactive workshops, and a policy panel.

Upcoming Conference

2021 Virtual Minnesota Rural Health Conference

June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2021

The 2021 virtual conference will consist of a keynote address from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, six highly interactive workshops, and a policy panel.

Upcoming Webinar

Tele-Monitoring of Rural Patients

July 7, 2021

This webinar will build state Flex Program knowledge and understanding of telehealth and the rural application. It will share examples of rural models and provide access to educational information and resources that can be disseminated to rural providers.

Upcoming Webinar

Building the Foundation of Your Recruitment Efforts

July 8, 2021

This session will focus on identifying the four phases of the recruitment process, distinguishing how the recruiting process in rural areas is different than urban, and designing the ideal recruitment ream for rural and underserved areas.

Upcoming Reverse Site Visit

2021 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

July 20, 2021 to July 22, 2021

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

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget: Free and Low-Cost Tools to Tell Your Story

July 22, 2021

This session will examine successful strategies for creating job postings, plan an approach that tells your organization's virtual story through your web presence and social media, as well as discuss free and low-cost marketing resources and how they can aid in recruitment.

Upcoming Webinar

Collaborative Discussion: Best Practice Sharing

July 29, 2021

This session will focus on learning about recruitment and retention strategies used by other hospitals and clinics participating in the DRCHSD program as well as getting to answer any questions you have!

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Using Telehealth to Support Value-Based Care

August 24, 2021

Telehealth can be an effective tool in managing chronic conditions in reducing readmissions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1135 Federal waiver permitted certified rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to provide services using telehealth without the restrictions that were previously in place. 

Past Events

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. 

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

CAH Financial Management

January 29, 2014

Explore the top strategies employed by CAHs to improve their financial performance.

Past Webinar

Maintaining Collaboration through Transitions

December 19, 2013

This webinar is designed to help rural health network leaders discover their strengths and challenges as leaders during changes and transitions. It allows them to examine their own internal practices and provides activities, tools and knowledge to help turn change into opportunity from the perspective of stakeholders.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Stage Two: Meaningful Use

October 22, 2013

View a meeting summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition conference call held October 22, 2013. Discussion topics on this call included: National HIT updates and the state of stage 2 Meaningful Use progress.

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