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DRCHSD Monthly Newsletter - July 2023

DRCHSD Monthly Newsletter - July 2023

DRCHSD Monthly Newsletter - July 2023

Upcoming Events

 Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Coding and Documentation   

Description: Streamlined billing is crucial for financial sustainability. This first session of our four-part Clinic Webinar Series, will offer an overview of billing processes specific to rural health clinics — from Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement guidelines to accurate documentation and coding.

Thursday, August 10 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT  

Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Coding and Documentation  

Description: The second session of the Clinic Webinar Series turns the focus to coding and documentation in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and features a discussion of encounter types, reimbursement mechanisms, and documentation requirements. A better understanding of these topics can help to optimize billing practices and ensure compliance.

Thursday, August 17 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT  

Hierarchical Condition Coding (HCC) Risk Adjustment Update  

Description: The latest advancements in hierarchical condition coding risk adjustment are the topic of the third session in our Clinic Webinar Series. Topics to be addressed include: updated guidelines, best practices, and coding strategies to effectively capture and report patient data.

Thursday, August 24 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT  

Telehealth Insights Post Public Health Emergency (PHE)  

Description: While the COVID-19 public health emergency officially ended in May, many telehealth flexibilities remain in place. This final session in the Clinic Webinar Series will explore the evolving landscape of telehealth: regulatory changes, reimbursement updates, and best practices for providing high-quality virtual care — all of which ensures the successful implantation and utilization of telehealth services in the long term.  

Thursday, August 31 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT  

2023 DRCHSD Annual Summit

Registration for the 2023 DRCHSD Annual Summit is now open. The two-day, in-person event offers attendees the opportunity to learn more about current health care issues and how to adapt to the rapidly changing health care environment. Summit presenters include consultants, national rural health leaders, and past and current DRCHSD Program participants. 

As a program requirement, all actively participating CEOs and Community Champions are required to attend. Up to two (2) other individuals from participating organizations are also welcome to attend. If you missed the registration email or feel as if it missed your inbox, please reach out to the contact below.

Wednesday, September 13 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT

Thursday, September 14 from 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT

Location: Memphis, TN


 Urgent & Primary Care of Clarksdale's CEO Recognized for Leadership "Last week, I was in Washington, DC with the DLI Leadership Class. While visiting Congressman Bennie Thompson's office, Dr. Corey Wiggins (Federal Co-Chairman for Delta Regional Authority) mentioned that he attended a meeting where my name was mentioned in regard to Delta and telehealth. He commended me on my work with telehealth through the services that I have received with Delta." -Dr. Mary Williams CEO, Urgent & Primary Care of Clarksdale, 2020 Cohort of DRCHSD Program

Dr. Williams, CEO of Urgent & Primary Care
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 SOPHE’s Health Equity Toolkit  

Description: SOPHE’s Health Equity & Anti-Racism Task force developed this curated collection of health equity resources — articles, guides, websites, videos, and books — for SOPHE members, chapters, stakeholders, and other community-based organizations to use in their work.  

Author: Society for Public Health Education  

Community Health Workers Toolkit  

Description: This toolkit — designed for use by health care providers, nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, businesses, networks, and community-based organizations — compiles promising practices and resources that can help in developing and sustaining community health worker programs in rural communities.  

Author: RHIhub

Webinar Recordings

 DRCHSD Hospital and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Application and Eligibility Webinar  

Description: This webinar introduced the DRCHSD Program to eligible hospitals and FQHCs in the Delta Region.   

DRCHSD RHC and Small Clinic Application and Eligibility Webinar  

Description: This webinar will introduce the DRCHSD Program to eligible small and rural health clinics in the Delta Region.

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