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Critical Access Hospital Conferences presented by Eide Bailly

April 30, 2015

#LoveRural
Connecting Community & Care 2015
Critical Access Hospital Conferences
presented by Eide Bailly
Kansas City, MO| Minneapolis, MN

Why You Should Attend:

  • Engage with individuals who know the unique needs of rural health care and join the discussion on topics ranging from Telehealth to Leadership skills to Strategic Financial Planning and even Board Governance
  • Hear award-winning, humorous and inspirational keynote speaker Renee Rongen deliver a message that will make you laugh and learn navigation tips for embracing the change in your personal and professional life
  • Network with your peers to share insights and find solutions that work best in rural communities
  • Protect your most valuable asset, your skills. Your skills are not only the key to value creation, but to innovation to improve the administration of care in your community
  • Bring one trustee for free with each paid registration!

Check out the full lineup for this year’s conference or register at: www.eidebailly.com/cah2015.

2015 Stroke Bootcamp – May 29, 2015

April 29, 2015

Reminder of the St Louis Stroke Boot Camp coming soon.  Please forward to anyone you think may be interested.

2015 Stroke Coordinator Boot Camp
Friday, May 29, 2015
Hilton Frontenac Hotel
1335 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63131

ICD-10 Training Opportunity On-Line and Affordable

April 27, 2015

Missouri Rural Health Association is working to bring affordable ICD-10 Training to rural Missouri providers. We invite you and your staff to attend On-Line ICD-10. On-Line is the most cost effective way to get updated and ready for ICD-10.  Our training has been designed to optimize time and money.  Each 2-4 hour session is $50 but with the connection, you can fill the training room with attendees!

Who Should Attend?

All staff who document medical records and providers. Use as initial or brush up training. You do not need to be a MRHA member to sign up for classes. We ask that you share this information with other providers & clinics in order to share this training opportunity.

The Trainers: Medical Revenue Solution, LLC, staff members Cathy Jennings, LaDonna Johnson, and Amber Condren will be taking attendees through the material.  All trainers are highly qualified and experienced in medical coding, the problems, and solutions.

How to Register:  Complete Registration page for each SITE that will need a connection code.  Only those with paid registration will receive the on-line pass code within 24 hours of the event.  Each session is limited to 23 site connections.

See registration form attached for more details. Registration and payments must be received a minimum of 3 days prior to the selected training session(s)

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

March 31, 2015

Hot off the Presses

  1. On March 20th, CMS released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Meaningful Use Stage 3, which is the final stage in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. To review the 301 page NPRM before March 30th, click here.In addition, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has announced the proposed 2015 Edition Certification Criteria for health IT products. To review the 431 page NPRM before March 30th, click here.

    These NPRMs are scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on March 30 and will be available online at this link for the Stage 3 NPRM and this link for the 2015 Edition Certification Criteria NPRM. A fact sheet for both proposed rules can be found here.

     

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ICD-10 Coding Training

March 16, 2015

ICD-10 Code… Are you Ready? Missouri Rural Health Association is working to bring affordable ICD-10 Training to rural Missouri providers.

View the online training sessions and course summary.

Critical Access Hospital & Rural Health Clinic Conference Update

March 10, 2015

Annual Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Conference – Missouri
April 28-30, 2015
Hilton Branson Convention Center

  • Hotel deadline for reservations March 25, 2015
  • Don’t miss the opening session with Michelle Rathman CEO Impact! Communications, Inc. Our MN audience raved about her ‘Reestablishing Community Relevance’ presentation!
  • Sessions will cover:
    • Medicare reimbursement
    • 340B drug pricing
    • Physician compensation
    • HIPAA risk management
    • Strategic pricing

REGISTER NOW!

Registration discounts available for three or more attendees from any one organization. Contact Sylvia Weise at sweise@wipfli.com for more information.

Childhood Obesity Conference

March 9, 2015

Changing the Future of Childhood Obesity: Aligning and Amplifying Statewide Efforts
April 21 – 22, 2015
Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, MO
Conference Brochure

Immunization411 Webinars

March 3, 2015

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Bureau of Immunization Assessment and Assurance is pleased to present the 2015 immunization411 webinar series aimed at providing participants the latest immunization information. Webinars are set for the third Thursday of each month, through the remainder of the year during the lunch hour.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

The specific dates and topics for the webinars are on the attached flyer.  Please visit health.mo.gov/immunizations and click the immunization411 link to register for the webinars.

Get Link’d Conference April 28-29, 2015

March 3, 2015

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR FIRST ANNUAL GET LINK’D EDUCATION AND TRAINING FORUM.

Download Conference Information

The First Annual Get Link’d Education and Training Forum will be held in Jefferson City, Missouri on April 28 – 29, 2015.  This Education and Training Forum is co-sponsored by the Missouri Rural Health Association and the Missouri Public Transit Association in partnership with HealthTran. Conference registration includes a complimentary 2015 membership to the Missouri Rural Health Association.

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CMS MLN Connects™ Weekly Provider eNews

February 27, 2015

View the Provider eNews

Creating a Healthier Nation 2030

February 23, 2015

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Region VII is hosting a collaborative event, Creating a Healthier Nation 2030, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. This half day event will showcase Public Health at Work and highlight organizations and agencies currently working to create a healthier nation.  Please share with your networks.

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Rd, KCMO)
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Registration is required.  http://publichealthweekkc.eventbrite.com

If you have additional questions, please contact Corstella Henley at corstella.henley@hhs.gov.

View the attached flyer.

2015 Critical Access Hospital Rural Health Clinic Conference Update

February 17, 2015

Wipfli Critical Access Hospital Rural Health Clinic Conference Update

One Free Registration For Each Missouri Critical Access Hospital

Annual Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Conference – Missouri
April 28, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – April 30, 2015, 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Hilton Branson Convention Center

Don’t miss the opening session with Michelle Rathman CEO Impact! Communications, Inc. Our MN audience raved about her ‘Reestablishing Community Relevance’ presentation!
Hotel deadline for reservations March 25, 2015
Click here for more details

Registration discounts available for three or more attendees from any one organization. Contact Sylvia Weise at sweise@wipfli.com for more information.

ORHP Funding Opportunity Announcement: Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program

February 6, 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program (Care Coordination Program), a new, one-time funding opportunity created as one of the activities of the White House Rural Council.

Key attributes of the Care Coordination program:

  • Partnership: This grant program, which encourages new public-private partnerships in rural, will allow communities to have more support as they develop and implement their program.  In addition to this FORHP funding opportunity announcement, 11 foundations have expressed interest in considering providing additional funding for care coordination activities by applicants in this program who are in their service areas.  To find out further information on this opportunity, please visit: http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/philanthropy/carecoordination/index.html
  • Focus on Care Coordination: The main goal of care coordination is to meet patients’ needs and preferences in the delivery of high-quality, high-value health care.  Care coordination in the primary care practice involves deliberately organizing patient care activities and sharing information among all of the participants concerned with a patient’s care to achieve safer and more effective care.
  • Attention to Chronic Illnesses: Grantees of the Care Coordination Program will focus on activities related to one or more for the following chronic conditions:  1) Type 2 Diabetes; 2) Congestive heart failure (CHF); and 3) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  The prevalence of these chronic diseases is increasing across the U.S. and is particularly problematic in rural areas. Applicants shall develop creative and innovative approaches to improve outcomes in one or more of the three pre-specified disease states and will track a minimum set of process and outcome measures.
  • Building the Evidence-base:  A priority for FORHP grant programs is the identification of rural evidence-based, which puts the focus on project outcomes and allows FORHP to showcase model programs through the Rural Community Health Gateway, located on The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) website (http://www.raconline.org/communityhealth/).  The Rural Community Health Gateway includes a variety of resources, including success program models and evidence-based toolkits, which can provide guidance and ideas to communities planning on developing similar programs.  The information gathered through the Care Coordination program will help populate the Gateway.

Funding availability:
Applicants can request up to $200,000/year for three years. To download an application for the  Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program (HRSA-15-123) please visit http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273226  The deadline to apply is April 6th, 2015.

Program contact:
The program contact is Sara Afayee (SAfayee@hrsa.gov or 301-945-4169).

Thank you for your continued interest and dedication to rural health!

ORHP Funding Opportunity Announcement: Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling

February 4, 2015

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling Program (Benefits Counseling), a new one-time funding opportunity.

FORHP is committed to increasing health insurance coverage for all of rural Americans and is providing funding for this new community-based pilot program. The Benefits Counseling Program is targeted to improve outreach and service delivery in local and regional rural communities. The purpose of the three-year program is to expand health insurance outreach, education and enrollment efforts to eligible uninsured and newly insured individuals and families in rural communities. FORHP plans to award up to 10 new awards for $75,000 per year.

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ORHP Funding Opportunity Announcement: Rural Network Allied Health Training Program

January 30, 2015

In response to the White House Job-Driven Training initiative, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the Rural Network Allied Health Training Program (Allied Health Training), a new one-time funding opportunity.

The Allied Health Training Program supports the President’s Rural Health Care Initiative by focusing on rural recruitment and retention activities and builds upon the accomplishments of the Rural Health Workforce Development (RHWD) pilot program, which ended in 2013.  As a result of the RHWD Program, approximately 4,000 program participants completed their rural training/rotation, and of these, almost half said they plan on returning to practice in a rural area and a number of them have.  Moreover, there was a significant economic impact of $19 million within rural America from FORHP’s $12 million investment via the RHWD Program.

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