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Rural Assistance Center Health & Human Services Update

March 23, 2105

The Rural Assistance Center is a collaborative effort of the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI); and is funded by a grant through HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy. View the RAC Online newsletter.

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

March 16, 2015

Hot off the Presses

 

  1. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new web tool to analyze community health status. Rural stakeholders may be interested in this rich county-level community health data that allows comparisons between peer counties.

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ICD-10 Coding Training

March 16, 2015

ICD-10 Code… Are you Ready? Missouri Rural Health Association is working to bring affordable ICD-10 Training to rural Missouri providers.

View the online training sessions and course summary.

Critical Access Hospital & Rural Health Clinic Conference Update

March 10, 2015

Annual Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Conference – Missouri
April 28-30, 2015
Hilton Branson Convention Center

  • Hotel deadline for reservations March 25, 2015
  • Don’t miss the opening session with Michelle Rathman CEO Impact! Communications, Inc. Our MN audience raved about her ‘Reestablishing Community Relevance’ presentation!
  • Sessions will cover:
    • Medicare reimbursement
    • 340B drug pricing
    • Physician compensation
    • HIPAA risk management
    • Strategic pricing

REGISTER NOW!

Registration discounts available for three or more attendees from any one organization. Contact Sylvia Weise at sweise@wipfli.com for more information.

Stroke Webinars

March 9, 2015

Midwest Affiliate Small, Rural & Critical Access Hospital Bi-Monthly Get With The Guidelines Stroke Webinars

Special Edition MLN Matters Article SE1508

March 9, 2015

On March 6, 2015, MLN Matters® Special Edition Article #SE1508, “Guidance on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2013 Reporting Year and 2015 Payment Adjustment for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs),” was released. This article is designed to provide education on the PQRS 2013 reporting year and 2015 payment adjustment for RHCs, FQHCs, and CAHs.

Childhood Obesity Conference

March 9, 2015

Changing the Future of Childhood Obesity: Aligning and Amplifying Statewide Efforts
April 21 – 22, 2015
Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, MO
Conference Brochure