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Category Archives: Health

Rural Health Information Hub

August 23, 2017

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CMS Region 7 Update

August 23, 2017

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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

August 23, 2017

What’s New

Overview of MIPS for Small, Rural, and Underserved PracticesFriday, September 8 from1:00 – 2:30 pm ET. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Rural Health Association will host a webinar on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program. Topics that will be covered include: overview of the Quality Payment Program, overview of MIPS, flexibilities and resources for small practices, overview of Virtual Groups, and resources offered by technical assistance organizations. Rural providers including Critical Access Hospital clinicians interested in learning more about the participation requirements of MIPS and options for voluntary reporting, particularly for Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, should plan to participate.

Women and OpioidsThe Office of Women’s Health released a final report on Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdoes in Women. The study found that death rates from drug overdose for women are more pronounced in the rural South and Midwest. The report identified a possible explanation being that rural areas often lack access to treatment for substance use disorder.

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MTN & Show-Me ECHO Training Conference – September 26 & 27, 2017

August 23, 2017

MTN and Show-Me ECHO are hosting a training conference on September 26 & 27 at the Assessment Resource Center.  The link to their website for the agenda, registration form and other information is:   http://medicine2.missouri.edu/telehealth/training.html.

If you would like to attend, please complete the registration form and fax (573.884.8162)  to Wendy Hough, or scan and e-mail it to her at houghw@health.missouri.edu.

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

August 23, 2017

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Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

August 22, 2017

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Rural Health Information Hub

August 18, 2017

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