Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Fall Communication Webinar Series Part 1: Free Communications Toolkit and Vaccine Resources

October 21, 2021

Learn about the DRCHSD Customizable Communications Toolkit, available for use in health care community outreach and education communications. These materials focus on communicating information and confidence in services, available to immediately download and customize. In addition, the presenters will share a recently developed vaccine communications toolkit.

Upcoming Rural HIT Coalition


October 26, 2021

Explain why health care is targeted by cyberattacks, who the attackers are, and the potential implications. Recognize the top cyber threats to health care organizations such as critical access hospitals (CAHs) and rural health clinics (RHCs). Discuss how health care organizations can practice preparedness and what to do in case of a cyberattack.

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Fall Communication Webinar Series Part 2: Building your Reputation: Internally, Externally, and Online

October 28, 2021

Health care is consumer-driven, and prospective patients make decisions based on many factors including cost, access, quality, experience, and their connection to us. These patients, or consumers, identify with the messages and overall image you create for your organization; it’s so much more than a logo or your colors, although those are important too.

Upcoming Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop

November 1, 2021 to November 10, 2021

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program. Attendance at this event is open only to state Flex grantees.

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Fall Communication Webinar Series Part 3: Building Loyalty by Targeting your Message to Various Generations

November 4, 2021

Health care communications can be a challenge when trying to reach a specific audience. Understanding generational behaviors and mindsets can equip you with the knowledge you need to meet your audience where they are. Communication strategies must be established that reflect the nuances of the multigenerational, multicultural, and bilingual homes in the communities you serve.

Past Events

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?

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.