National Rural Health Day is November 21, 2013. Submit your Rural Health Day events that are being celebrated in Missouri and we will post them on our National Rural Health Day map.
CMS and HHS are holding a series of stakeholder calls for the Federally facilitated State Partnership Marketplace states. These are the states that have declined running their own state-based Marketplace.
There will be a State specific call next week per the schedule at this link. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the Federal exchange being operated in Missouri and get details on implementation leading up to the October 1, 2013 start date.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to gain a better understanding of the process for rolling out Marketplace products this Fall in your specific area.
ICD-10 Update: One health system’s experience
With one year before the deadline to achieve ICD-10 compliance, hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are busy with efforts to achieve compliance. Today’s webinar will look at the processes in place for one complex health system as they share those Lessons Learned to date and the challenges that the transition to ICD-10 will present.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Central
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Assessing the Productivity and Financial Impact of ICD-10: The Final 12 Months
This webinar helps you assess the productivity and financial impact ICD-10 will have on your health care organization. Discover how to get your entire staff, as well as physicians, to adopt better documentation and a well-defined payer process to handle denials related to ICD-10.
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central
Cost: HFMA members: Free; Non-members: $99
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Overview: August 19-23 is Communities of Color Week. This serves as a good reminder of the materials available on HHS.gov/healthcare to educate various communities about the Affordable Care Act and new health insurance options available to them beginning on October 1,2013. Each fact sheet listed below provides information about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on a particular community of color. Several infographics are available for distribution as well.
MoBroadbandNow is conducting a survey on the Internet usage and needs of Missouri businesses. The survey can be taken online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MBBNBusinessSurvey.
MoBroadbandNow was established by Gov. Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon in 2009 as a public-private partnership initiative to expand and enhance broadband accessibility and adoption in all areas of Missouri.
We would appreciate it if you would share this link with any Missouri business that is affliated with your office. For businesses that are unable to take the survey online or would prefer to complete the survey by phone, they may do so by calling Wesley Luebbert at 573-751-6257. Please only respond once per business. The survey close date is September 30, 2013.
Webinars and Technical Assistance
- The National Network for Oral Health Access and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health will be sponsoring a webinar on August 29th from 2:00 – 3:00pm EST focusing on adding and expanding oral health programs in safety net setting with an emphasis on rural areas. Click here to register for this webinar.
- Reminder that HRSA will be hosting a Health Information Technology and Quality Webinar on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 2pm – 3pm EST focusing on how safety net providers can prepare for the ICD-10 transition. Participants can register here.
Other Useful Information and Resources
- Do you have a BIG idea for solving major problems in health and health care? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will be holding its first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day on October 16 in New York City. This is an opportunity to be original, unconventional and radical by proposing a new idea that challenges traditional thought and practice – and idea that has the potential to transform health or health care. Submit your idea by September 6th to be considered for pitch day.
The Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) will help increase the availability of and access to quality health care and additional benefits for Veterans and their families living in rural communities throughout the country.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will award five grants to eligible community-based organizations and local and State government entities to assist Veterans and their families who are transitioning from military to civilian life in rural or underserved communities. The grants will span 2-years and total $2 million each. VHA networks and facilities may share ideas with the proposing organizations, but Federal entities are not eligible for funding.