November 21, 2013
The 2013 Rural Heath Champion has been chosen. CONGRATULATIONS to the CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, MO – Marcia R. Dial for being voted Missouri’s Rural Health Champion!
November 18, 2013
Vote Monday – Wednesday for the 2013 MO Rural Health Champion! Top three nominees have been selected from all the much deserving entries. Read the entries and VOTE!
REMINDER: Voting ends 11:59 PM, November 20, 2013
November 15, 2013
The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the funding opportunity release of the FY 2014 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program (announcement number: HRSA-14-043). The purpose of ORHP’s Network Development Planning Program is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network. This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past under a formal relationship. By working together, rural health providers and organizations can achieve efficiencies, increase capacity and improve the quality of essential health care services over a given geographic area.
November 12, 2013
This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting two conference calls that are relevant to critical access hospitals (CAHs). The first call, on November 12, will include a discussion of the Hospital Inpatient Admission Order and Certification, as well as the “Two Midnight Rule” for inpatient hospital admissions (including CAHs). The second call, on November 13, is the Rural Health Open Door Forum which will include updates on: federally qualified health center prospective payment system proposed rule, rural health clinic contracting proposed rule, CAH 96 hour rule, and CAH OIG report.
See below for all call in information to participate in the calls. Recordings of the calls can be located one week after the call at the following locations: http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/ODFSpecialODF.html and http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/ODF_RuralHealth.html
November 12, 2013
Practice Facilitation Handbook: A Resource for New Facilitators and Their Trainers Webinar
Friday, November 15, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Practice facilitators are specially trained to work with primary care practices to improve the quality of care, patient experiences with care, and patient outcomes. Practice facilitation programs are burgeoning, and with that growth come the need to train facilitators in the skills and content they need to succeed.
November 8, 2013
Attached is a listing of the 2013 Rural Health Innovative Services Award Winners.