Affordable Care Act Implementation Update for Clinicians, Hospitals and other Healthcare Providers on January 9th at 2:00 pm ET. Gary Cohen, Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, provides an overview of the recent Insurance Exchange regulations and guidance and discuss how it impacts clinicians and hospitals. All stakeholders are welcome to attend. For those who are not able to join on January 9th at 2pm – a recording will be available after the call for 30 days by calling 800-856-2276 (no passcode needed).
WHAT: Affordable Care Act Implementation Update for Providers
TOPIC: Insurance Exchange Update
Gary Cohen, Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
DATE: January 9th 2:00 pm ET
DIAL IN: 888-455-2963 passcode: 2954962
Health Care Law 101 presentation on January 10th at 2:00 pm ET. The HHS Partnership Center presents on the main provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the health care law, and how to access care in your community. The HHS Partnership Center hosts a series of webinars for faith and community leaders. All webinars are open to the public and include a question and answer session.
TOPIC: The Health Care Law 101
DATE: January 10th 2:00 pm ET
Recently, CMS published the final rule for stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had this to say: “The changes we’re announcing will lead to more coordination of patient care, reduced medical errors, elimination of duplicate screenings and tests and greater patient engagement in their own care.”
The rule provides new criteria that eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals must meet in order to successfully participate in the EHR incentive programs.
NRHA is hosting an exclusive webinar to help our members in understanding the content of the stage 2 meaningful use requirements and what impact those will have on your ability to comply.
CMS expert Rob Anthony will lead the conversation from 3-4 p.m. ET Sept. 6. For more information on the free webinar, and to register, click here.
Learn more about CMS stage 2 with this fact sheet and during NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic (Sept. 25-26) and Critical Access Hospital (Sept. 26-28) Conferences in Kansas City. Register here today.
Join us on Thursday, July 12, 2012
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM MST)
This webinar will include an overview of the new health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, and highlight those sections of the law that are especially helpful for children and families. The Affordable Care Act Increases access to necessary preventative services to help keep children and families healthy. This session will describe the new protections for health insurance consumers, and provisions to lower costs and improve care. This is a repeat from the March 8 session due to technical difficulties we had during that session
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announced the FY 2012 application window for the Community-Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant Program (Community Connect Grant Program). The Community Connect Grant Program is designed to provide financial assistance to furnish broadband service in rural, economically-challenged communities where such service does not currently exist.
For those interested in learning more about the program and application process, RUS is hosting two informational webinars scheduled for May 14th and May 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. Each session will be used to discuss program eligibility and regulatory requirements as well as provide guidance on how to submit a successful grant application.
The Nuts & Bolts of Cholinesterase Monitoring for Farmers, Ranchers & Agricultural Workers
March 28, 2012 12-1pm Central Time
Exposure to pesticide and other chemicals can constitute serious health risks to hundreds of thousands of farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers and their families. For many people in rural areas, primary care practices are the only source of reliable healthcare. However, there are numerous barriers to recognizing and treating pesticide and other chemical exposures in the primary care setting. This webinar will address the importance of recognizing and managing certain pesticide exposures with a specific focus on the ways in which cholinesterase monitoring is a key component in clinical care for individuals working in agriculture. Participants in this webinar will receive information about new resources including clinical protocols for cholinesterase monitoring.
December 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Missouri Health Connection Webinar & Audio Conference:
Update & 2012 Preview of Missouri’s Health Information Exchange
Columbia, MO—A growing number of Missouri providers across the state are successfully attesting to stage one meaningful use. Now, providers are looking at what lies ahead for stage two when health records will be exchanged. While you’ve been busily working on meaningful use of EHRs, the Missouri Health Connection has been forging a pathway for the rapid and secure exchange of electronic health records. We thought the New Year was a perfect time to check in on their progress and get a sneak preview of what’s ahead for 2012.
At 11:30 am on Wednesday, January 11, Melissa Johnsen, Missouri Health Connection (MHC) interim president, will lead the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center’s first webinar and audio conference of 2012. Johnsen will give participants a review of MHC’s organization and objectives as the state-designated entity to create the statewide health information network. She will then discuss progress made over the past few months, and plans for the coming days.