The Center's searchable Resource Library features articles, reports, webinars, podcasts, toolkits, and other materials developed by trusted industry leaders to guide and support rural health stakeholders.
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Listen to episode 6A of a six-part podcast from the National Rural Health Resource Center about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and its prevalence in rural America. This episode features Tracy Conroy, Valerie Roark, and Connie Wilson of Daviess Community Hospital.
Listen to episode 6B of a six-part podcast from the National Rural Health Resource Center about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and its prevalence in rural America. This episode features Dr. Steve Barnett of Mckenzie Health System.
View recordings and materials from this six-week learning collaborative to gain knowledge about the transition to value and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs regardless of where they are in the transition to value.
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View a webinar recording on injection and infusion coding and billing for facility-based locations. Topics include definitions, the hierarchy, rules and guidelines, sample scenarios, and helpful resources.
View a webinar recording on modifier usage. Topics include definitions, an overview of common modifiers with sample scenarios, and helpful resources.
This practical guide is for ambulance agencies to use in pursuit of sustaining effective and efficient delivery of patient care and developing into an integrated system with other agencies. It provides various examples that have been used by agencies to benefit them, their staff, and most importantly, their patients.
This is the first podcast in our six-part podcast leadership series, Managing from the Middle: Leading Through Change, designed for mid-level management (MLM). Learn best practices for leading through the transition to value and population health!
This resource created for the DRCHSD program by BKD, LLP includes COVID-19 Medicare and state-specific Medicaid telehealth and virtual communication coding and billing guidelines for hospital and clinic settings. It is an excel workbook, which can be utilized to manage current billing guidelines as well as any changes that may occur in the coming months.
Outlines a compilation of states' criteria for designation as a necessary provider. Describes how each state has addressed local considerations or unique requirements.
The Rural Hospital Network Summit brought together experienced rural hospital network leaders to discuss productive network activities, critical success factors and lessons learned. This report includes highlights of the proceedings, with particular focus on rural hospital network purposes, quality improvement, HIT, financial sustainability, workforce and governance and leadership.
This document outlines four performance management tools: Balanced Scorecard, Baldrige, Lean and Studer. These tools have been identified as effective methods for managing performance improvement with small rural hospitals.
HIT networks can use this tool to assess organizational strengths and weaknesses and identify areas needing attention.
The outcome of a forum of accomplished and experienced experts from a cross section of Flex Programs, rural hospital networks, CAHs, associations, researchers, consultants and federal representatives who met to discuss rural hospital quality improvement and leadership.
These samples from an HIT network can serve as reference documents for networks interested in incorporating the Balanced Scorecard into their strategic and evaluation planning efforts.
This toolkit includes worksheets, sample surveys, agendas and plans that health care organizations may use as part of provider retention efforts. The toolkit also features a national resources section with websites and contact information.
This guide to Direct connectivity standards is designed to assist health care providers in understanding and implementing health information exchange using Direct protocols. It includes descriptions of technologies used, a glossary of terms and recommendations on implementing Direct.
The privacy and security requirements for organizations participating in an HIE are covered in this guide. A list of HIPAA-related resources is also included for staying current on regulatory changes.
Determining whether your practice is ready to build or join a HIE can be a challenge. This guide provides some basic information for providers to consider while evaluating options for HIE.
Engaging stakeholders through group decision making leads to a deeper commitment, but sometimes people withhold ideas or aren’t heard due to personal style or politics. This recorded presentation discusses how leaders can be aware of three phases of decision making and support a group in coming to a decision.