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Site Registration Now Open for the November 17 Virtual Job Fair

October 27, 2016

Virtual Job Fair for Rural Sites
Thursday, November 17
7:00 – 10:15 p.m. ET
Register Now

Is your site in a rural area and has vacancies to fill? Participate in the upcoming Virtual Job Fair to promote your vacancies to health care providers across the country.

Participation is free! Site registration closes on Thursday, October 27.

To participate, your site must:

  • Be an active National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site or NURSE Corps critical shortage facility
  • Need to fill at least one vacancy in a category (Primary Care, Nursing, Mental and Behavioral Health, or Dental) for which you have a HPSA score of 14 or above
  • Have a completed NHSC Jobs Center Site Profile (Learn more about creating a Site Profile)
  • Have access to a computer, internet and a phone line

During the Virtual Job Fair, your site will have approximately 15 minutes in your own “virtual room” to present your site and job opportunities, the community you serve, and answer questions from participating job seekers. After the event, your site contact information will be provided to registered participants, and your site will be listed on our Virtual Job Fair web page.

For more information, please visit the Virtual Job Fair web page or email us at NHSCVirtualJobFair@hrsa.gov.

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your job vacancies – register today!

 

Sneak Preview of Presenters

October 19, 2016

We want to take a moment to share a few of our Get Link’d Conference SPEAKERS AND PRESENTERS!

Just $59 to attend

November 15-16, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia, MO.
DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER ON-LINE TODAY!
www.morha.org

Senior Health Policy Advisor for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (HRSA) , DR. PAUL MOORE will the general session speaker.  His lifetime of experience related to rural healthcare from both his family heritage and more than 30 years in community and hospital pharmacy.

Judy Shanley, Vice President, Education and Youth Transition at Easterseals will be sharing her knowledge of Mobility Management and Design Thinking Principals from the National Center for Mobility Management. Judy is working with NCMM, Easterseals, and Federal Transit Administration in developing Mobility Management certification program.

Carrie Porter,  Transportation Specialist/ Older Americans Act Sonusltant for the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources.  Serving 70 counties and 11 tribes in Wisconsin, she provides training and technical assistance to programs across the state. Carrie takes mobility management seriously and is working to bring Mobility Management Certification to a new level.

Visit our Website for more information about the Get Link’d Conference and Register On-Line Today!

Register Today for the 5th Annual Missouri Human Rights Conference

October 7, 2016

Registration for the 2016 Missouri Human Rights Conference is now open.

This one-day event is packed with great speakers and up-to-date information to help you learn about current discrimination issues in Missouri.

Register Now

Stay tuned for additional details about this year’s conference.

AFIB Coalition Boot Camp

September 13, 2016

Save the Date – AFIB Coalition Boot Camp
September 30, 2016
Chicago, IL
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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

September 2, 2016

What’s New

New Report:  Rural-Urban Differences in Coverage from Private Insurers.  Today, the Minnesota Rural Health Research Center released a new brief on the number of insurers available to consumers in rural and urban counties through the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM).  The researchers found that, of the 2,512 counties served by FFMs, 34% had only one or two insurers offering coverage. Of those, 80% of the counties were rural.

To access the MN brief, visit: http://rhrc.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Marketplace-Insurer-Participation.pdf

In June of this year, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation released analysis of the Affordable Care Act’s impact on individuals living in rural communities.  Key highlights from that report:

  • Coverage: Rural individuals, like those living in urban and suburban areas, have seen large coverage gains under the ACA – about an 8 percentage point increase from before the first open enrollment period through early 2015.
  • Premium tax credits: Among the 88 percent of rural HealthCare.gov consumers with premium tax credits, the average net monthly premium increased by $5, or 4 percent, between 2015 and 2016.
  • Access to care: Individuals in rural areas have seen improvements in access to care; the share who report being unable to afford needed care declined by nearly 6 percentage points from before the first open enrollment period through early 2015.

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Now is the time to REGISTER for the Get Link’d 2nd Annual Conference

August 30, 2016

November 15-16, 2016
The Hilton Garden Inn
3300 Vandiver Drive
Columbia, MO

Our Rural Health Workshops will focus on:

  • Health Disparities
  • Rural Communities & the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Missouri Rural Hospitals Update
  • Recruiting for the Generations
  • Alternative Payment Methods
  • Navigating Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws

Registration forms and agenda can be found at www.morha.org

CPC+ Application Period

August 26, 2016

This month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the application period for practices to participate in the new primary care model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which is available to practices in Kansas and Missouri.  This model is an important opportunity to increase access and comprehensiveness of care to patients in rural communities. The CPC+ practice application period runs from August 1 – September 15, 2016.

CPC+ offers a unique chance for eligible primary care practices in 14 regions and states across the country to receive additional financial and technical support from Medicare and other payers.  Across these 14 regions, CMS’ goal is to have a large geographic spread and to ensure that rural practices are well represented in CPC+. In addition to the added support practices will receive from Medicare in CPC+, some may also be eligible for a 5% bonus payment for participating in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model through the proposed CMS Quality Payment Program.

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