August 28, 2023
NRHA Webinar – Care Coordination: Surrounding Patients with Care through PCMH
Join Healthcare Experts Kate Hill, RN, and Kristen Ogden, RN, from The Compliance Team, in a practical exploration of effective Care Coordination within the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model. Drawing from extensive experience, these professionals offer actionable insights honed through years of service, improving patient outcomes and practice efficiency. With a focus on rural clinics and communities, their guidance takes a hands-on approach. In this webinar, you will understand the critical role of Care Coordination in the PCMH model and its impact on patient care and results. Identify practical avenues to strengthen care coordination within rural clinics and communities, promoting collaboration and comprehensive healthcare. Learn effective strategies to integrate care coordination into practice, even in underserved areas.
When: Wednesday, September 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
August 28, 2023
NRHA Webinar – Empowering Rural Healthcare: Transforming Quality and Revenue with PHM Technology
Join this exclusive webinar tailored to rural healthcare providers and discover how Franciscan Healthcare in West Point, Nebraska, achieved a remarkable transformation in its quality program and revenue with i2i Population Health’s cutting-edge PHM platform.
Get valuable insights from industry experts Anne Timmerman, Director of Quality at Franciscan Healthcare, and Justin Neece, CEO of i2i Population Health. Anne brings extensive experience in healthcare, specializing in infection control, patient safety, and active involvement in healthcare boards. Justin’s leadership spans over 15 years, propelling i2i Population Health to become a top performer in the market, with recognition through awards like Best in KLAS and the Acenda Institute of Health 2023 Momentum Award for Top Sector Innovator.
Explore how seamless EHR integration, dynamic registries, and quality reports can drive proactive care coordination, gap closures, and improved patient outcomes. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the potential of PHM technology in rural healthcare.
When: Tuesday, August 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
August 25, 2023
HRSA Needs Rural Reviewers for Grant Applications
The Health Resources and Services Administration needs rural reviewers for grant applications. If you have expertise in certain subjects, you may be able to evaluate grant applications.
Grant reviewers are chosen based on their knowledge, education, and experience. They are also selected based on specific criteria in the HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
You can become a reviewer if you work or have experience in health care. If interested, register via the Reviewer Recruitment Module (RRM).
HRSA is looking for people with expertise in one of the following areas:
- Behavioral health
- Health workforce training
- Maternal and child health
- Primary care delivery
- Rural health
- Working with or a member of underserved communities
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)
- Lived experience
- Health equity
- Social determinants of health
Note: HRSA is interested in reviewers who have expertise in social, cultural, or health care issues of people in rural areas, migrants, or Native Americans
What to Expect as a Reviewer:
- Review eligible applications against published evaluation criteria
- Input your scores and comments into an online portal, the Application Review Module (ARM)
- Discuss your scores and evaluation with other reviewers on your panel
Non-federal participants are compensated
Email RRMTechAssistance@hrsa.gov for assistance
August 25, 2023
Report Outlines Quality Improvement Strategies for CAHs
A new report offers practical, rural-relevant strategies that critical access hospital (CAH) leaders and staff can adopt to more fully incorporate quality improvement efforts into their organization’s culture and develop a shared sense of responsibility for quality patient care. Based on discussions among rural health quality leaders from across the country who attended the Critical Access Hospital Infrastructure Summit earlier this year, the report is the work of the National Rural Health Resource Center, in partnership with the Flex Monitoring Team and Stratis Health.
August 25, 2023
Upcoming Webinar – UVM Center on Rural Addiction: Smoking, Cessation Treatment Delivery at Your Door – Wednesday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. CT
Join the University of Vermont, Center of Rural Addiction for: Reaching People Where They’re At: Smoking Cessation Treatment Delivery at Your Door.
This presentation will discuss novel ways to deliver evidence-based treatment for smoking cessation within and across rural areas. It will focus on 4 separate clinical trials of medication sampling, each demonstrating a simple yet novel treatment approach to reach a broad spectrum of smokers, including those who may not yet want to quit. The Center on Rural Addiction at the University of Vermont (UVM) is one of three FORHP-supported Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders.
- Describe the rationale and benefits of medication sampling for smoking cessation
- Outline methods for providing medication sampling to patients in various settings
- Discuss the limits of medication sampling, balancing reach and effectiveness
- Discuss the significance of medication sampling as a tobacco treatment intervention for members of rural populations
Participants can expect 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes for questions and conversation.
Live captions are available during this presentation.
A recording of the session and slides will be shared following.
CME/CE Credits are available for this live webinar.
August 25, 2023
Upcoming Webinar – NOSORH State of the Healthcare Industry – Market Updates for Rural, Monday, August 28 at 3:00 p.m.
You are invited to attend the webinar: State of the Healthcare Industry – Markey Updates for Rural on August 28, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORN) will cover new regulations and market dynamics and explain their effect of rural providers.
At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand new regulations and laws that have occurred during the last 90 days
- Describe the current market dynamics of the healthcare industry
- Evaluate the effects of these trends on rural providers
- Apply this understanding to their own organization
Click here to register
August 25, 2023
3RNet Recruiting for Retention Academy – October 1
The 3RNet Recruiting for Retention Academy is the only online training specific to recruitment and retention for rural and underserved communities. This six-part webinar series features practical, action-oriented content for health care employers using a workshop-type approach.
The Academy offers access to live webinars featuring national experts on clinician recruitment for rural and underserved areas. Six 90-minute sessions will take place every other week this fall from October 3 to December 12. The program is open to anyone with an interest in rural recruitment and retention, and is designed for safety net facilities such as Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics.
Why Attend the Academy:
- The best speakers – Academy speakers feature national known experts on rural/underserved recruitment and retention.
- Relevant sessions – The Academy agenda is designed to provide you the most practical educational experience so you can produce better results for your community.
- Anytime/anywhere – Get access to the recorded sessions and materials to use anytime you want.
- More than a webinar series – Get continued support from 3RNet staff and access to the Academy listserv to ask questions and gain knowledge from other Academy attendees.
- Rural and underserved specific – 3RNet knows you don’t have endless personnel and resources. Recruiting to a rural or underserved community is much different.
- Over 20 years’ experience – 3RNet has been helping rural and underserved communities recruit better for over 25 years.
- Your community – Healthcare is vital to your community, and Academy sessions will help you stay sharp to continue to recruit the best providers for your community.
- Certificate of Completion – Show those in your organization you are dedicated to rural and underserved recruiting by obtaining a certificate of completion by attending and completing the Academy.
Who Should Attend the Academy?
- Safety net facility employees
- Human Resources
- Medical Directors
- Chief Financial Officers
- Chief Executive Officer
Anyone interested in learning more about recruitment and retention best practices specific to rural and underserved areas should join the Academy.
Click to see Agenda
August 25, 2023
Free Virtual Event – Enabling Patient Access to Health Data for Actionable Results
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest developments in patient data access and how you can be a part of the path forward.
Avoid information blocking which is the practice in which a healthcare provider, health plan, or other covered entity intentionally interferes with the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information. The information blocking rule, which was established under the 21st Century Cures Act, requires covered entities to make EHI available for access and exchange in a way that is secure, timely, and appropriate to the circumstances.
The ultimate goal of the Information Blocking Act is to promote greater collaboration and coordination among healthcare providers and other stakeholders, which can lead to improved quality of care, better patient outcomes, and more efficient use of healthcare resources. By breaking down barriers to the exchange of health information, this legislation aims to facilitate the development and implementation of innovative healthcare solutions that can improve the overall health of the population.
Register for this FREE virtual event sponsored by CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on the topic of bringing together patients, providers, payers, and health IT developers to discuss patient access to their health data, including:
- How HHS policies are working in practice
- How to maximize the impact of these policies
The sponsors will also highlight educational tools and resources, such as patient-facing apps that allow patients to get their health information and make it easier to understand.
Register for this event.
August 25, 2023
340B Program Recertification Period
The 2023 HRSA, OPA 340B Program Recertification period for Hospitals opened August 14 and will run until September 11, 2023.
Covered entities must annually recertify their eligibility to remain in the 340B Drug Pricing Program and continue to purchase covered outpatient drugs at discounted 340B prices. Advanced email notification with preliminary information about the recertification process are sent to the Authorizing Official (AO) and Primary Contact (PC).
If the PC submits the recertification, the AO must review and attest to the recertification before the submission is sent to the Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) for review.
Authorizing Officials (AOs) and Primary Contacts (PCs) must set up a user account in the 340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (340B OPAIS). Failure to set up accounts will result in not being able to view accounts or conduct recertification, thus removal from the 340B Program.
AOs and PCs must create individual user accounts, they will not be able to share access. All active 340B ID’s associated with an AOs user account must be updated in order for recertification to be completed by the established deadline.
Recertifying a Covered Entity
Changing AO during Recertification
Terminating a Covered Entity during Recertification
Recertification Activity Summary Email
Reports and Files
Read Full Details Here
Questions & Answers
Phone: 1-888-340-2787 (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST)
August 25, 2023
Equum Medical Launches the Lighthouse Series: Inspiring Success Stories in Telehealth and Healthcare Transformation
Equum Medical’s Lighthouse Series™ demonstrates telehealth’s positive impact on hospitals, enhancing staffing, patient safety, and revenue. These success stories showcase acute care telehealth services, aiding hospital staff, providing expertise, and efficiently transferring patients.
Telehealth addresses critical challenges like ED capacity, ICU mortality, and clinician burnout, offering accessible care and cost reduction. Dr. Scurlock, Equum’s CEO, highlights the need to share these stories for broader adoption.
The series offers insights and strategies for implementing telehealth, emphasizing its potential for positive healthcare change. It’s a resource for professionals to grasp telehealth’s applications and impact on outcomes.
Karsten Russell-Wood, CMO, envisions the series as evidence of telehealth’s effectiveness during industry transformation. Equum Medical’s active involvement in industry associations furthers access to telehealth insights for hospitals.