March 17-19, 2020 – Lake Ozark, MO

Camden on the Lake

Every hospital that accepts payment for Medicare and Medicaid patients must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ CoPs and the Missouri hospital licensure statutes and regulations. CMS’ CoPs and interpretive guidelines for hospitals provide surveyors with a tool to assess a hospital’s compliance with applicable federal regulations. Understanding the CoPs will allow a hospital to maintain a constant level of survey readiness.

Participants will gain an understanding of the survey process. Faculty will discuss case examples of the top CoPs and how to write an acceptable plan of correction, as well as how to handle problems with surveyors and disagreements about survey findings. Learn more.

Pre-Conference: Understanding Federal and State Hospital Regulations 101

Also new this year is a preconference for staff who are new to their role or who want a refresher on regulations. This session will take place on Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m.

The preconference session provides the audience with an overview of the regulatory and survey environment for state hospital licensure and CMS certification. The session will provide an overview of the survey process, considerations in writing a plan of correction, as well as regulatory and survey resources available to hospitals. Learn more.

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Application due: March 6, 2020

Increasing the Delivery of Evidence-based Tobacco Cessation Interventions to Reduce Tobacco-related Cancers in Rural Health Clinics.

Eligible States:












South Carolina


West Virginia


Period of Performance:

1st Period of Performance:  April 2020-September 2020

2nd Period of Performance: October 2020-September 2021

3rd Period of Performance: October 2021-September 2022

4th Period of Performance: October 2022-September 2023

See full finding opportunity information here: SMHN Rural Health Clinic Tobacco Cessation RFP FinalV2

Application due: April 24, 2020

Successful RCORP-Implementation award recipients will receive $1 million for a three-year period of performance to enhance and expand substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), service delivery in high-risk rural communities.  Award recipients will implement a set of core SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery activities that align with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Five-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis.

Award recipients are encouraged to leverage workforce recruitment and retention programs like the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and learn more about how to become an NHSC site and NHSC site benefits.  NHSC-approved sites provide outpatient, primary healthcare services to people in health professional shortage areas.

Eligible Applicants:

All domestic public and private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, are eligible to apply and all services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas (as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer).  Applicants do not need to be current or former RCORP-Planning award recipients to apply for this funding opportunity.

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Application due: May 1, 2020

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will make two awards from total funding of $1.9 million.  The purpose of the program is to conduct and maintain a comprehensive evaluation of nationwide telehealth investments in rural areas and populations.

Eligible applicants are domestic public or private, non-profit entities, including faith-based and tribal organizations.

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March 11, 2020 – Kansas City, MO

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health Institute.
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The Missouri Preceptor Academy is a training program for hospital or health care employees serving as preceptors to guide new employees, new graduates and students through the onboarding and competence validation process of unique clinical environments. This interactive program provides information and practical tools to improve preceptor abilities. As a preceptor, you can make the difference in how a new employee adjusts to your hospital.

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Applications due April 10, 2020

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter referred to as RUS or the Agency, announces its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program application window for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

Approximately $71.7 million is available for funding opportunities under this FOA. This amount includes $47 million in funds appropriated for FY2020 as well as funds totaling $24.7 million which were not awarded during FY2019 and have been carried forward to the current year. Additional details regarding restrictions on the use of certain of these funds appear below.

Eligible Applicants:

Applicants in rural areas of 20,000 people or less who provide education or health care services through telecommunications facilities are eligible to apply. Applications will be scored, reviewed and selected on a competitive basis.

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Applications due April 13, 2020

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a new opportunity to apply for federal funding aimed towards promoting rural Tele-emergency services with an emphasis on tele-stroke, tele-behavioral health, and Tele-Emergency Medical Services (Tele-EMS).  This will be achieved by enhancing telehealth networks to deliver 24-hour Emergency Department (ED) consultation services via telehealth to rural providers without emergency care specialists.  The program will invest approximately $8.7 million over four years to support up to 29 applicant organizations.

Applicant TA Webinar:

February 24, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central Time

Call-in number: 888.843.6163 Participant code: 6066171


Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants include public and private non-profit entities, including faith-based and community organizations, as well as federally-recognized Indian tribal governments and organizations.

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April 23-24, 2020 – Lake Ozark, MO

Regalia Hotel and Conference Center

Join health care professionals and executives from around the state and the nation for the 11th annual convening for behavioral health. To recognize a decade of focus on and support of behavioral health initiatives, this year’s summit will bring together a lineup of national and local practitioners and experts who are leading a change revolution.

This conference provides a great opportunity to:

  • network with other health professionals from Missouri and neighboring states
  • explore the latest innovations in engaging employees, managing agitated patients and assessing staff safety risks
  • engage in conversations that help evaluate practices and explore new opportunities to ensure we make a difference in the lives of our patients, our staff, our specialty and our community

Register on or before Wednesday, April 8, 2020