Events

Upcoming Events

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 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 Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Rural Tele-Behavioral Health

August 3, 2021

Define what tele-behavioral health consists of and how it is different from tele-mental health. State what a tele-behavioral health visit looks like for a patient. Recall data and evidence related to the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health. Identify the opportunities and challenges of implementing and sustaining tele-behavioral health for rural health providers.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Best Practices in Flex Program Contract Management

August 10, 2021

Identify contract management best practices and tips they can use for their Flex Program subcontracts or managing the life cycle of their QI project. Recognize how other Flex Coordinators troubleshoot contract management issues to improve office efficiencies and project outcomes.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Resilience: Springing Back to Move Forward

August 11, 2021

This webinar will explore how the concept of resilience supports this ability and how it relates to the goal of healthcare to support quality and safety.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

Leadership and Mid-level Management

August 18, 2021

Understand the importance of leadership provided by mid-level managers at small rural hospitals. Gain awareness of new leadership resources to support mid-level managers.
Understand the role mid-level managers play in value-based payment models. Learn how Flex Programs can help support the leadership of critical access hospitals.

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. 

Upcoming Rural HIT Coalition

August National Rural HIT Coalition

August 31, 2021

This call will include an update on state and federal HIT legislation and regulations as well as topics to be determined for discussion.

Upcoming Webinar

Flex Fiscal Year 2020 Wrap Up Webinar

September 2, 2021

Review the results of the Flex Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 PIMS data collection. Understand the requirements for the Flex FY 2020 PIMS data collection, the Flex FY 2020 End of Year Report submission, and the Flex FY 2020 Annual Federal Financial Report.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

September MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

September 16, 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

Maintaining Momentum Through Purpose

March 4, 2021

In this webinar, we’ll walk through a typical project “engagement lifecycle” outlining common points for dips in motivation. We’ll explore ways that you as project leaders can help yourselves and your community partners stay engaged during these dips by reconnecting with a sense of purpose. You’ll also hear how other organizations have addressed challenges common at this stage in your project.

Past Webinar

Intentional Communications: Creating a Communications Plan

February 24, 2021

Learn about a framework for developing a communications plan and how to craft key messages. Tools are introduced for understanding the “audience” of your message and determine the project's positive effects on them. The various components of the communication plan framework are explained.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Telehealth 101

February 24, 2021

Learn basic telehealth concepts. Understand telehealth regulatory changes and waivers during and after COVID. Identify ways that Flex programs can support the telehealth needs of CAHs and RHCs in their state. Understand how increased telehealth use could impact finances, quality improvement measures, and movement to value-based care and population health.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Information Integration Efforts in Rural and Rural Tele-Mental Health

February 19, 2021

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included HIT updates related to telehealth, COVID-19, infrastructure/ broadband, information integration efforts in rural, and rural tele-mental health initiatives.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Rural Health Equity and the Flex Program

February 17, 2021

Understand the basics of health equity and the impact of President Biden's Health Equity Executive Order. Identify national health equity initiatives. Learn health equity activities relevant for state Flex Programs and CAHs.

Past Webinar

Introducing the DRCHSD Customizable Communications Toolkit

February 4, 2021

This webinar is for currently participating DRCHSD hospitals. Explore the Customizable Communications Toolkit, which supports rural hospitals and clinics in developing internal and external communication materials. Preview the campaigns and customizable templates and learn how to access, download, and customize the files.

Past Webinar

Potential Roles for Rural Ambulance Services in COVID-19 Vaccination

January 27, 2021

This webinar will cover potential roles for rural ambulance services in the COVID-19 vaccination. This event is supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and coordinated by TASC, a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center. 

Past Webinar

Front-end Revenue Cycle Improvement: Patient Registration

January 21, 2021

The last session of the Revenue Cycle Improvement webinar series, Front-end Revenue Cycle Improvement: Patient Registration, will review best practice patient registration and pre-arrival strategies, and discuss KPIs used to measure and benchmark registration performance.

Past Webinar

Charge Capture Improvement and Best Practices

January 19, 2021

The third session of the Revenue Cycle Improvement webinar series, Charge Capture Improvement and Best Practices, will provide an overview of charge capture opportunities.

Past Webinar

Telehealth Coding and Billing to Maximize Reimbursement

January 14, 2021

The second session of the Revenue Cycle Improvement webinar series, Telehealth Coding and Billing to Maximize Reimbursement, provides an overview of coding, billing and reimbursement updates for telehealth and virtual communication services in CY2021.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Carryover and Flex Grant Management

January 12, 2021

Understand the HHS carryover process and necessary steps required. Hear from Flex programs that have utilized carryover Flex funds. Hear examples of Flex programs shifting activities to avoid the carryover process.

Past Webinar

2021 CMS Coding Updates

January 12, 2021

The first session of the Revenue Cycle Improvement webinar series, CMS 2021 Coding Updates, provided updates to the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule regarding telehealth, E&M documentation and code changes, fee-for-service reimbursement impact, and RHC service expansion.

Past Webinar

Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Kick-Off Webinar

December 17, 2020

Please join us to learn further details on the new Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project, eligibility requirements to participate, details regarding the application process, as well as an overview of technical assistance that will be provided to selected applicants. 

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Flex Program Staff Engagement, Wellness Best Practices, and Staff Satisfaction

December 17, 2020

Discover staff engagement and wellness best practices for building Flex Program longevity. Identify employee satisfaction opportunities within different organization types (state government, non-profit, and university). Share innovative ways to celebrate Flex program successes.

Past 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.

Past Webinar

Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project State Partner Kick-Off Webinar

December 14, 2020

Please join us to learn further details on the new Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project, eligibility requirements to participate, details regarding the application process, as well as an overview of technical assistance that will be provided to selected applicants. 

Past 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.

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