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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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 document summarizes the consensus of a discussion with CAH financial leaders and experts about the most important performance indicators, the CAH financial distress model from the FMT, CAH interventions for optimizing financial performance and the evolving health care system.
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.
This report presents information compiled from the National Rural HIT Broadband Summit held in Washington, D.C. on February 6, 2013.
With the changes and transitions in today’s health care environment, it's an important time for rural health care leaders to engage stakeholders in collaborative efforts. This presentation suggests two key ways to enable people to take on new behaviors and offers specific ways to help leaders succeed in truly engaging stakeholders.
Addresses rural veteran's specific needs and provides a framework for care coordination models created for rural veterans.
Use the Small Rural Hospital Blueprint for Performance Excellence and Value Guide to develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan that represents a systems approach to achieving organizational excellence.
Provides information from the 2014 State Flex Program Profiles. The information can be used to facilitate communication among other state Flex programs with similar interests.
The purpose of this manual is to help applicants prepare for and write a federal grant proposal. It covers the basics of looking at what a grant is and if the applicant is qualified and then delves deeper into the art of grant writing. It also includes information on project sustainability and how to evaluate the project.
A tool for rural hospital leaders in support of incorporating population health principles and programs into strategic planning and operations. A systems-based framework is utilized to identify critical success factors. Tools, resources, suggested readings, case studies and additional materials on how to integrate population health as culture change are also included.