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 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.

Past Webinar

Beyond Education: Engaging Staff to Impact Population Health

December 1, 2020

For population health initiatives to be successful, it is important to get understanding and buy-in from staff at all levels of the organization, including frontline as well as leadership. This requires creating messaging and education that will inspire and motivate others to join you to address population health.

Past Webinar

Project Overview

December 1, 2020

This webinar is designed to help you understand the purpose of the project. 

Past Webinar

WEBINAR: Ensuring Health Across Rural Minnesota in 2030

November 25, 2020

This webinar will explain this study, funded by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, on trends and disruptors of health care, creating a roadmap that will ensure health across rural Minnesota in 2030 through elevated rural health policy.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Evaluation Performance Improvement

November 23, 2020

State the purpose, components, and uses of program evaluation. Recall common performance improvement opportunities in program evaluation. Through an accompanying self-assessment, recognize their Flex program’s strengths, challenges, and barriers with program evaluation.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD CARES Act Reporting Guidance and FAQ Webinar

November 13, 2020

The purpose of this webinar with BKD experts is to share critical information hospitals need to be aware of as we are rapidly approaching the COVID-19 reporting deadline. This is a brief presentation on CARES Act Reporting and Q&A on the newly released guidance.

Past 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.

Past Webinar

Price Transparency Guide

November 4, 2020

This SHIP Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar focused on the new Price Transparency Guide scheduled for published on November 4, 2020. The webinar covered the Pricing Transparency Guide, resources, and templates.

Past Workshop

DRCHSD 2020 Virtual Summit

September 15, 2020 to September 16, 2020

The focus of the Delta Region Community Health System's Development (DRCHSD) 2020 Summit is to address current issues, learn from peer best practices and adapt in a rapidly changing health care environment. The purpose of this event is to provide DRCHSD participating hospitals and clinics with a collaborative learning environment to make connections, share best practices, and gather lessons learned to empower and support participating organizations. Through presentations and interactive discussions, participants will be able to improve and strengthen their organizations. We look forward to your participation at this educational and informative virtual event.

Past Webinar

Flex PIMS Updates

September 2, 2020

Learn about results from the Flex Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) data collection. Understand the requirements for the Flex FY 2019 PIMS data collection. Discover resources available for PIMS data collection.

Past Webinar

Innovative Approaches to Delivering Training and Education

August 31, 2020

This SHIP Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar will focus on innovative and successful approaches to delivering mass education and training implemented by the Indiana State Office of Rural Health, and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Past Webinar

Innovative Approaches to Delivering Training and Education

August 31, 2020

This SHIP Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar will focus on innovative and successful approaches to delivering mass education and training implemented by the Indiana State Office of Rural Health, and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Past SRHT 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.

Past 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.

Past 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.