FREE Learning Collaborative on the Fundamentals of Comprehensive Care!

The Comprehensive Care Learning Collaborative is a four-month participatory learning experience offered by the National Health Center Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAP), funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, and hosted by Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) in Middletown, CT. The Collaborative is designed to provide Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that are beginning or restarting their move to high performance team-based comprehensive primary care with knowledge about the basic principles and best practices of care and the strategies to plan for implementation. The Collaborative will consist of four videoconference learning sessions with primary care teams from across the country. The action periods between sessions will include assignments and deliverables, and calls between health center coaches and CHC mentor coaches to facilitate the uptake of the intervention.

The learning collaborative begins mid-November and is FREE for health centers to join.
APPLY HERE  
Applications are open until November 16th.

For more information please contact nca@chc1.com
Or visit their website at: www.chc1.com/nca

VBID Hospice Benefit Component Technical Support Series

October 21, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center’s Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host a technical support webinar to provide an overview of the Hospice Benefit Component Technical and Operational Guidance. Further, starting later this month, the VBID Model team will host monthly office hours for interested stakeholders to learn more about the VBID Model’s Hospice Benefit Component. Please submit questions in advance by emailing the VBID Mailbox at VBID@cms.hhs.gov.

Overview of the Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Hospice Benefit Component

During this webinar on Monday, November 2, from 4:00-5:00 PM EST, presenters will provide a brief review of the Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model and the recently released CY2021 VBID Hospice Benefit Component Technical and Operational Guidance. This session will also offer attendees an opportunity to ask follow-up questions about the Hospice Benefit Component.

  • Registration is now open here.

November Office Hours: Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model

During office hours on Tuesday, November 10, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST, presenters will answer questions received in the VBID Mailbox and offer participants an opportunity to ask follow-up questions about the Hospice Benefit Component.

  • Registration is now open here.

December Office Hours: Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model

During office hours on Tuesday, December 15, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST, presenters will answer questions received in the VBID Mailbox and offer participants an opportunity to ask follow-up questions about the Hospice Benefit Component.

  • Registration is now open here.

January Office Hours: Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model

During office hours on Tuesday, January 12, from 1:00-2:00 PM EST, presenters will answer questions received in the VBID Mailbox and offer participants an opportunity to ask follow-up questions about the Hospice Benefit Component.

  • Registration is now open here.

For more information, visit the VBID overview page or contact VBID@cms.hhs.gov. To stay updated on the Hospice Benefit Component, sign up for the listserv. Other resources are listed below:

  • The CY2021 VBID Hospice Benefit Component Technical and Operational Guidance document can be found here.

A downloadable list of Medicare Advantage Organizations participating in the Hospice Benefit Component of the VBID Model, with plan benefit package number, service area and contact information can be found here: VBID CY2021 Hospice Benefit Contact Information (XLS).

THE NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER TO PROVIDE ONSITE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH RURAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TRANSITION PROJECT

The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center), established in 1994, was awarded the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration. The Center provides technical assistance (TA), information, tools, and resources for the improvement of rural health care.

The purpose of this five-year project is to provide a combination of virtual and on-site TA each year to five selected qualifying small rural hospitals and rural health clinics (RHC), not currently participating in advanced models of value-based care. In addition, online services will be provided to an additional twenty organizations each year. The goal for both groups is to prepare and position their organizations for future participation in alternative payment and care delivery models such as Accountable Care Organizations. This will be accomplished by building recipients’ foundation for value-based care in efficiency, quality, patient experience, safety of care while assuming financial risk for payment models. Specifically, TA approach includes a financial risk assessment and consultation training that includes workflow mapping, action plans, and coaching.

“Our strategic vision incorporates TA provided in targeted, impactful consultations, and training with experienced contractors to assess hospital and RHC needs, provide best practice recommendations, and develop action plans in collaboration with small rural hospital and RHC management” shares Sally T. Buck, CEO of The Center.

RHPTP builds on six years of outstanding work by The Center through the Small Rural Hospital Transition Project working with 52 small rural hospitals in persistent poverty counties across the country. During the last year, The Center was able to document a return of $2.92 for each federal dollar invested in technical assistance to these rural hospitals and communities.

About The Center:

The National Rural Health Resource Center has over 30 years of experience as the nation’s leading technical assistance and knowledge center in rural health, providing TA to rural communities through many federal and state programs. The Center focuses on five core areas:

  • Transition to Value and Population Health
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Performance Improvement
  • Health Information Technology
  • Workforce

For more information or questions about the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition project, please email RHPTP@ruralcenter.org.

Population Health Alliance 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus: Emerging Population Health Management Strategies in Our New Era of Health Care

October 27-28, 2020

Register Here

Join the Population Health Alliance (PHA) on Oct. 27-28 for the 2020 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus: Emerging Population Health Management Strategies in Our New Era of Health Care. This conference will gather key health policy and healthcare leaders for two days of education and networking. The summit, hosted virtually, will also present PHA’s best path forward for improving health outcomes and driving affordability. Join us for inspiring keynotes, roundtables, the annual PHA membership meeting, and innovative virtual networking opportunities.

School-Based Health Showcase: MOSBHA Census Report Out and Anniversary Celebration

Join the Show-Me School-Based Health Alliance of Missouri on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm to celebrate two years of building and sustaining quality school-based health (SBH) programs. Held via Zoom, our virtual showcase will include a report out of MOSBHA’s first Missouri-wide Census of SBH programs, a celebration of Missouri’s SBH program successes, and a look at our next steps. Register to attend here.
 
We are also collecting school-based health program (SBH) success stories to feature as part of our two-year celebration activities. Submit a SBH program success story here.