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REGISTER NOW – Second Victim Train-the-Trainer Workshop

September 22, 2016

View information for the Second Victim Train-the-Trainer Workshop.

MU/SRUC Webinars – Recording from September 2016 presentation on Workforce Pipeline

September 21, 2016

Here is the recording to our September webinar on the Workforce Pipeline.  http://univmissouri.adobeconnect.com/p516lc73ov4/

Please join us on November 9th (9:00 am CT/3:00pm Edinburgh) when our friends at Scotland’s Rural College will present.  The link for the webinar will be:   http://univmissouri.adobeconnect.com/r78kwqtubq1/

Additional information will be sent out closer to the date.

FY 2017 Nurse Faculty Loan Program Open!

September 19, 2016

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

HRSA-17-066 Now Open on Grants.Gov!

Apply for the HRSA-17-066 Nurse Faculty Loan Program – we’re accepting applications through November 14, 2016.

The purpose of NFLP is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty to facilitate education of the nurses needed to address the nursing workforce shortage. The NFLP seeks to achieve this purpose by providing funding to schools of nursing to support the establishment and operation of a NFLP loan fund.

Participating schools of nursing make loans from the fund to assist registered nurses in completing their graduate education to become qualified nurse faculty. The program offers partial loan forgiveness for borrowers that graduate and serve as full-time nursing faculty for the prescribed period of time. The loan recipients may cancel 85 percent of the loan over four years in return for serving full time as faculty in any accredited school of nursing.

Eligible entities are accredited collegiate schools of nursing and other qualified academic programs offering eligible advanced master’s and/or doctoral degree nursing education programs that will prepare students to teach.

NFLP funds are awarded to institutions.

Join our Technical Assistance Webinar
September 21, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. ET

Link to webinar: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/fy17-nflp/
Call-in: 800-779-1324
Passcode: 3062656

REGISTER NOW for Rural Health Works Workshop in Reno, Nevada, October 18, 2016

September 15, 2016

The National Center for Rural Health Works is presenting a Workshop on the Rural Health Works tools on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, in Sacramento, California. The  Nevada Office of Rural Health (University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine), Nevada Primary Care Association, Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, and Center for Economic Development (University of Nevada, Reno) are hosting the workshop!

The workshop will present rural health tools in the following areas:

  • Financial Feasibility or Needs Assessment of a NEW or EXPANDED Rural Health Service
  • CHNA Assessment Toolkit
  • Economic Impact
  • Mapping Tools

Come to Reno, Nevada, on October 18, 2016, to learn more about these rural health tools and templates!! MORE DETAILS BELOW AND ATTACHED!!

For more detailed information, see:  http://medicine.nevada.edu/cme/RHWWorkshop

If you are interested in any of the above topics or need to develop these tools/templates in your state or organization, be sure to download the attached workshop flyer and register online. There is a $50 registration fee and you must pre-register since space is limited! You will be responsible for your own travel expenses. All materials will be provided and presented by the National Center for Rural Health Works.

The workshop is being held from 8 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and will be held at the Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport Hotel at 1790 East Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502. The National Center for Rural Health Works is supported through a grant from the USDHHS, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

You’re Invited 2017 Medicare Open Enrollment Period Partner Webinar

September 15, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Kansas City Regional Office invites you to our 2017 Medicare

Open Enrollment Period (OEP) Webinar.  Attendees will receive updates and resource information, which will be helpful during OEP.   Topics to be covered are:

  •  Medicare Plan Finder Changes and Demonstration
  • 2017 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters
  • Preferred Pharmacy
  • Beneficiary Mailings Related to Open Enrollment
  • 2017 Plan Landscapes
  • Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Balanced Billing
  • Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics/Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Round 1 2017
  • Program Integrity

To Register:

Click the date and time that best suits your schedule, and follow the instructions provided. The content is the same in each session, so participants need only attend once (but are welcome to attend multiple times, if desired).

Friday, October 7, 2016 1:30PM – 2:30PM
http://2017_medicare_oep_partner_webinar_10072016.eventbrite.com

Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:30AM – 10:30AM
http://2017_medicare_oep_partner_webinar_10132016.eventbrite.com

You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite after completing your registration, which will include the login information for the webinar.

We look forward to your participation.  If you have any questions or have difficulty registering, please contact Elissa Balch at Elissa.Balch@cms.hhs.gov.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Kansas City Regional Office
601 E 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Ph: 816.426.5233
ROkcmORA@cms.hhs.gov

Delta Health Care Services Grant Program

September 15, 2016

The Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2016 applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant (DHCS) Program as authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. Approximately $4,385,600 is available to be competitively awarded. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions and economic development entities in the Delta Region. The Agency is encouraging applications that direct grants to projects based in or serving census tracts with poverty rates greater than or equal to 20 percent.

Paper copies must be postmarked and mailed, shipped, or sent overnight no later than November 14, 2016. Electronic copies must be received by November 7, 2016.

Read more

Industry Webinar Recording: ICD-10 Unspecified Codes

September 15, 2016

Educational Webinar:
ICD-10 Unspecified Codes

Topics Covered:
– October 1st end of ICD-10 “Grace period”
– Immediate and long term impact
– Best Practices to avoid denials and post payment reviews
– MACRA/MIPS
– ICD-10 Resources and Tools

Thank you for attending the ICD-10 Unspecified Codes Webinar on September 14, 2016. If you were unable to attend, a recording of the webinar and a link to download the presentation and handouts are available at www.AzaleaHealth.com.