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 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.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part III: Operational Considerations

July 31, 2020

Hospitals are eager to resume operations and reach pre-COVID volumes as quickly as possible. However, with the threat of a possible COVID resurgence, labor disruptions and community uncertainty, the rebound is slower than expected. Tune in to learn strategies that successful rural hospitals are pursuing to recast operations and rebuild lost volumes as quickly as possible.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Health Equity

July 27, 2020

Discuss how to advance health equity in your state through Flex program initiatives. Discover strategies and activities from other Flex programs that promote health equity initiatives.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Updates and MBQIP Quarterly Reports

July 20, 2020

By attending this webinar, participants were be able to hear feedback on the new MBQIP quality report template, receive updates on a temporary timeline for MBQIP quarterly data reports, and understand virtual logistics of the upcoming 2020 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit (RSV).

Past Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part I: How to Keep Your Funding

July 17, 2020

This session will provide DRCHSD hospital and clinic leaders with information needed to retain COVID-19 funding and prepare for a single audit. BKD will recommend best practices for procedures, documentation and example methodologies for tracking various funding sources, revenues and expenses related to COVID-19.

Past Webinar

COVID-19 and Rural EMS

July 7, 2020

This webinar will share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting rural emergency medical services (EMS).

Past Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Telehealth and Mobile Health

June 24, 2020

View the final webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, RHCs, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.

Past Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Finance

June 10, 2020

View the fifth webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, RHCs, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Learning Collaborative: Leading in Times of Crisis

June 5, 2020

The unprecedented crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has made the already challenging job of leading a rural health care organization even more difficult. In this learning collaborative, Shannon Studden, a leadership development expert, will share strategies to help hospital and clinic leaders support their team and themselves through this difficult time.

Past Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Community Engagement

May 27, 2020

View the fourth webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, RHCs, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Impact Patient Experience Through Leader Rounding

May 27, 2020

Learn new ways to ask questions to get the information you want. Identify ways to create comfortable experience for the patient during leader rounds. Learn ways to use the information to effectively coach staff.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar: State-Specific Medicaid Coding and Billing Updates for Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana

May 20, 2020

The State Medicaid programs have issued specific guidance for RHC sites as part of the COVID-19 public health emergency and waivers for expansion of telehealth virtual communication and associated billing instruction. Please join our BKD consultant, Marla Dumm, as she outlines the updated coding and billing instructions for the State Medicaid program. This webinar is tailored for specific State Medicaid programs in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar: State-Specific Medicaid Coding and Billing Updates for Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee

May 19, 2020

The State Medicaid programs have issued specific guidance for RHC sites as part of the COVID-19 public health emergency and waivers for expansion of telehealth virtual communication and associated billing instruction. Please join our BKD consultant, Marla Dumm, to outline the updated coding and billing instructions for the State Medicaid program. This webinar is tailored for specific State Medicaid programs in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Past Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Aging and Long-term Care

May 14, 2020

View the third webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, RHCs, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

COVID-19 and Flex Program Support

May 13, 2020

Following the webinar, participants gained awareness of recent policy updates related to COVID-19 and improved their understanding of the potential role of the Flex Program to support hospitals during this time.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Technical Assistance Webinar: COVID-19 - Navigating New Federal Policies, Regulations and Programs to Support Rural Hospitals and Clinics

May 8, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic Public Health Emergency (PHE) ushered in a new world for rural providers and the communities they serve, in many ways, it will never be the same again. In this session, speaker Brock Slabach, Senior Vice President for Member Services for NRHA, will describe elements of the PHE response, the impact of the PHE on rural providers and the funding opportunities that have developed as a result.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Telehealth

May 4, 2020

Describe the importance of telehealth practices for rural hospitals. Discuss how to improve telehealth in your hospital through Flex Program initiatives.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Technical Assistance Webinar: CMS Loosens Restrictions on RHC Telemedicine Services – COVID-19 Updates and Cost Report Impact

May 1, 2020

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on March 27, 2020, March 30, 2020 and April 17, 2020 as part of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs for the Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID -19 Public Health Emergency: Interim Final Rule, and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Join our consultants from BKD as they outline the updated coding and billing instructions for Part B and RHC settings, as well as potential reimbursement and cost report impact.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

COVID-19 HIT Updates

April 30, 2020

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included COVID-19 HIT updates related to telehealth, the FCC Connected Care Pilot and Rural Health Care programs, and cybersecurity.

Past Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Mental and Behavioral Health

April 29, 2020

View the second webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, RHCs, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP and Flex in a COVID-19 World

April 16, 2020

Review the recent updates regarding MBQIP reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear and share issues from the field related to COVID-19. Discuss adjustments to MBQIP work plans.

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