Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

Telehealth Policy

April 26, 2021

Recall the usual elements of telehealth reimbursement policy. Recognize pre-COVID telehealth policy. Explain how the public health emergency (PHE) has affected telehealth policy. Describe other federal developments around telehealth policy. Summarize effects of PHE-related telehealth changes on rural health care organizations.

Upcoming Webinar

Value-Based Care (VBC) Options for Rural

May 6, 2021

View the first session in this five-part Value-Based Care (VBC) Webinar Series to hear best practices for transitioning to VBC models and being successful with payment system transformation and population health.

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 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 Webinar

Virtual Primary Care

May 17, 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

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 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 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 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 SHIP Webinar

Quality Improvement

February 27, 2020

Learn about successful state SHIP quality improvement (QI) investment activities, while gaining insights regarding activity goals, challenges, and best practices. This webinar will also examine how a consortium in Georgia and a network in North Dakota were developed.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

340B Program: A Prescription for Success

February 20, 2020

Gain insight about ways to maintain compliance while optimizing the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Understand possible impact of potential legislative and CMS changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Communication and Relationship Management Strategies with CAHs for MBQIP

February 20, 2020

Learn how other state Flex programs manage and organize communications with CAHs as it relates to MBQIP, including the use of listservs, site-visits, and in-person and virtual group meetings. Engage in peer-sharing regarding other approaches to managing CAH relationships to support MBQIP implementation and success. Hear CMS Quality Program updates.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

New Models of Care

February 19, 2020

Following the webinar, participants gained knowledge regarding new and emerging models of care influencing rural health care providers and improved their ability to recognize and locate resources related to emerging models of care that can inform their office, partners, and rural providers.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Universal Services Administration Company Reforms, HIT-Led Approaches to the Rural Community Opioid Crisis, and Implications of the Cyber-Security Crisis for Rural

February 11, 2020

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition in-person meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included Universal Services Administration Company (USAC) reforms, HIT-led approaches to the rural community opioid crisis, and implications of the cyber-security crisis for rural.

Past Webinar

Clinical Documentation Integrity Best Practices (Part I)

February 5, 2020

View Session I of the DRCHSD Program Revenue Cycle Improvement Bootcamp to learn how to implement clinical documentation process improvements to enhance revenue cycle functionality and reimbursement, and to reduce denials.

Past Webinar

Clinical Documentation Integrity Best Practices (Part ll)

February 5, 2020

View Session II of the DRCHSD Program Revenue Cycle Improvement Bootcamp to learn how to build internal capacity and staff knowledge gain that results in the implementation of clinical documentation integrity best practices.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Finding the Value in Your Revenue Cycle

January 15, 2020

Increase understanding of a hospital's revenue cycle from the beginning to the end. Gain practical insight on revenue cycle leading practices such as denials management, revenue integrity, and clinical documentation improvement.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Mental and Behavioral Health

January 6, 2020

Gain insights on mental and behavioral health initiatives for critical access hospitals, and learn what other Flex Programs are doing to address mental and behavioral health.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Cohort 2019 Kickoff Webinar: The Big Picture - Results Matter

December 12, 2019

In order to survive a changing financial landscape, hospitals need to demonstrate their value. Learn how to document and demonstrate your value in order to tell your story. Shannon Calhoun, Principle, C2V Enterprises, shares her experience and expertise on:

•Understand what your value story is
•How to document and show your value
•How can you make your value story meaningful?

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Fundamentals: RQITA Resource and Support Review

November 21, 2019

Explore the MBQIP Fundamentals Guide for State Flex Programs and understand how to use it. Review available resources to support MBQIP at the state and hospital level. Understand the role of RQITA and services available to support your work. Discuss additional MBQIP resource and support needs and requests.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Population Health

November 13, 2019

Recognize the ROI of population health. Recall different scenarios from the Population Health Toolkit and how to use them. Discuss the purpose and benefits of the Population Health Readiness Assessment to CAHs and other safety net providers.

Past Webinar

SHIP Performance Management/Program Evaluation Guide Webinar

November 6, 2019

Introducing the SHIP Performance Management/Program Evaluation Guide written by Rochelle Spinarski, Founder and President of Rural Health Solutions. This guide will help SHIP coordinators understand evaluation as a component of SHIP program management for planning, implementation and achieving outcomes.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Improving Care Management: A Rural Hospital Guide

November 5, 2019

Increase understanding of hospital care management best practices. Gain insight on care management roles and staffing needs, utilization review and discharge planning. Develop
care management capabilities and competencies in order to transition successfully from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to value-based payment.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CHNAs and the Flex Program

November 4, 2019

Describe the importance of CHNAs and meeting the health needs of a community. Discuss how to use the findings from CHNAs to develop activities in state Flex programs.

Past Webinar

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Performance Management/Evaluation Guide

October 7, 2019

Learn about the new Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Performance Management/Evaluation Guide. Understand evaluation as a component of Flex Program management for program planning, implementation, and achieving outcomes. Recognize work plan and assessment templates, tools, and examples for performance improvement in Flex.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

State Flex Program Support for Antibiotic Stewardship Strategies

September 26, 2019

Explore findings from the antibiotic stewardship focus groups with high performing CAHs. Engage in peer-sharing regarding state Flex Program approaches and obstacles to supporting CAHs with antibiotic stewardship. Review summary of public comments regarding MBQIP Performance Standards.

Past Workshop

DRCHSD 2019 Summit

September 24, 2019 to September 25, 2019

The purpose of the DRCHSD 2019 Summit is to gather the nine participating hospitals and clinics, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Delta Regional Authority, program technical assistance providers and state partners. The two-day Summit will provide program accomplishments, rural health care information, networking and an overview of the next phase of projects.

Pages