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 Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Introduction and Data Utilization

April 15, 2020

View the first 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 COVID-19 Telehealth Talk

April 3, 2020

Provides an overview of what should be considered as you prepare telehealth options for your community. Participating DRCHSD hospitals / clinics were invited to come with questions for our Huron consultants regarding telehealth implementation and utilization during this time of need with COVID-19. 

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

The Chargemaster and Your Revenue Cycle: Critical Components for Success (Part 2)

March 31, 2020

Ensure that the chargemaster is an administrative priority. Implement a process centered on communication and expectation. Comprehend the impact of 2019, 2020, and 2021 Pricing Transparency Requirements. Instill a process of quality control. Utilize the chargemaster as a competitive advantage. Cite case studies and “Issues from the Field.”

Past Document

The Grant Project Life Cycle: A Grant Subcontract Management Guide

March 31, 2020

This guide is designed to target opportunities within the Flex Program to improve the scope of work requirements for subcontracted consultants. It will assist state programs in building greater accountability with their subcontractors to deliver more meaningful information to improve program deliverables, reporting, and demonstrating measurable program outcomes.

Past Webinar

Flex Program FY20 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC)

March 25, 2020

The purpose of this webinar is to provide guidance on the Flex Program NCC Progress Report due Friday, May 15th. The Flex Program FY20 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC) Progress Report will be available in EHB on Friday, March 20, 2020 and will be due in EHB on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Revenue Cycle Crisis Management: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18, 2020

Implement internal revenue cycle management controls. Detail the importance of a Revenue Cycle Steering Committee. Understand outpatient and inpatient coding best practices for COVID-19. Review the role and revenue cycle components of telehealth. Implement controls to manage business office practices. Understand strategies to manage remote staff.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

The Chargemaster and Your Revenue Cycle: Critical Components for Success (Part 1)

March 11, 2020

Understand the core components and functionality of the chargemaster. Summarize how best practice hospitals use the chargemaster to increase reimbursement, lower denials and improve cash flow. Incorporate a culture of chargemaster accountability and ownership. Comprehend 2020 Final Rule impact on chargemaster codes and availability including 2021 prescribed changes.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD Hospital / Clinic Learning Collaborative: Global Budgeting

March 9, 2020

Rural health care delivery is being shaped by changes in payment policies and financing sources, continually evolving quality measures and expectations, and evolving models of care delivery. Success in this transformation requires high-performance rural health organizations. Speaker Dr. MacKinney will share his expertise on Global Budgeting. This innovative approach involves an annual expectation for revenue for all inpatient and hospital outpatient care in advance.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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?