Category Archives: Health
August 23, 2017
Overview of MIPS for Small, Rural, and Underserved Practices– Friday, 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 Opioids – The 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.