Funding Opportunity: Maternal Health Training and Resource Center (MHTRC) – HRSA-24-050

March 28, 2024

Funding Opportunity: Maternal Health Training and Resource Center (MHTRC) – HRSA-24-050

The purpose of this program is to support Maternal & Child Health Bureau’s (MCHB’s) maternal health recipients, with a primary focus on the State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) program, to improve maternal health and to respond to the needs of populations impacted by maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (SMM). The MHTRC will also provide limited support to MCHB’s  maternal health recipients with the implementation of maternal health projects, innovations, and initiatives in their respective states, where funds are available.

You can apply if your organization is in:

  • The United States
  • The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • The Northern Mariana Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • The U.S. Virgin Islands
  • The Federated States of Micronesia
  • The Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • The Republic of Palau

And is:

  • Public or private
  • Community-based
  • Native American tribal governments
  • Native American tribal organizations

Applications due by May 2, 2024

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On-Line, On-Demand Training w/Option to Certify

March 27, 2024

On-Line, On-Demand Training w/Option to Certify

This is an online, on-demand course, with no scheduled classes to attend during your 3-month access to course materials.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Denials, Appeals and Revenue Cycle Management
  • Clean Claims Lead to Prompt Payments
  • Understanding Medicare’s Claims Review Program
  • Audit before the Appeal
  • Medical Necessity
  • Appealing Medicare Denials
  • Appealing ERISA Denials
  • Appeal Consequences, Investigations & Probes
  • Creating an Appeal Program

This course is recommended for individuals working in:

  • Patient Financial Services Office
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Medical Billing and Collections


  • $750 – AIHC Members
  • $1,259 – Non-Members

Register now through April 1, 2024

Upcoming Webinar – Hospital Price Transparency: What Hospitals Need to Know

March 27, 2024

Upcoming Webinar – Hospital Price Transparency: What Hospitals Need to Know

This webinar discusses the latest hospital price transparency policies effective January 1, 2024. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) subject matter experts will review the latest policy requirements and enforcement actions for hospital price transparency.

Cost: Free of Charge

When: Thursday, April 4, 12:00 p.m. CT

Register Here

AIHC Training Opportunity Capturing and Coding Social Determinants of Health for Physicians and Hospitals

March 15, 2024

AIHC Training Opportunity Capturing and Coding Social Determinants of Health for Physicians and Hospitals

Are you up to date on coverage changes in Medicare? Consider registering for this short course, offered by the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance (AIHC).

Among several important coverage changes, Medicare now covers a Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Risk Assessment at no cost to the patient, when it’s provided as an optional Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) element as part of the same visit with the same date of service as the AWV.

Computer Requirements and Time Limits:

  • You will need high-speed internet, email and Adobe Reader
  • You will have access to the online AIHC course page for 90 days starting on your enrollment date
  • Course tuition includes access to the training page for 90 days
  • Online quizzes throughout the training
  • Certificate of completion is awarded with a minimum score of 80%

Cost: $45

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New Dashboard Helps Families and Health Care Workers Determine Bed Availability in Long-Term Care Settings

March 13, 2024

New Dashboard Helps Families and Health Care Workers Determine Bed Availability in Long-Term Care Settings

A new dashboard has been developed to assist Missourians in locating long-term care facilities with bed and service availability.

“This resource will assist individuals looking for long-term care placement options specific to their needs in their desired area of the state,” said Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Director, Jenny Hollandsworth.

Long-term care facilities, including all levels of care, are strongly encouraged to complete an electronic survey weekly to report how many beds they have available, and which resident needs they can serve, i.e., memory care, behavioral health, bariatric, etc.

The survey and dashboard can be found on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman website, along with instructional videos. Questions can be directed to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program at

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Updated Toolkit

March 12, 2024

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Updated Toolkit

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated their toolkit for states on telehealth coverage policies in the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) so that it is relevant now that the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) has ended.

The toolkit provides insights into:

  • Telehealth platforms
  • Effective billing practices
  • Lessons learned from states amid and post COVID-19 PHE
  • Approaches to ensure accessible and culturally sensitive care delivery through telehealth.

The toolkit outlines:

  • Strategies for telehealth within value-based care frameworks
  • Evaluation methodologies to gauge its impact on quality
  • Outcomes
  • Costs
  • Initiatives for effectively communicating, training, and equipping both providers and beneficiaries with telehealth resources

Information included in Toolkit:

  • Detailed description of the common telehealth modalities
  • A section for frequently asked questions
  • A description of Medicaid trends throughout recent years
  • Strategies for delivering services via telehealth to specific populations
  • Operational consideration of implementing telehealth

Click Here to Access the Toolkit

Elevate Your Leadership in 2024 – Apply Today Before Enrollment Closes

March 12, 2024

Elevate Your Leadership in 2024 – Apply Today Before Enrollment Closes

The Crisis: Rural Hospital Closures & CEO turnover

A Proven, Successful Answer You Can Do Now: NRHA’s Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program

Be the next CEO from your state to join the ranks of 150+ CEOs from across the country that are working to keep their rural hospitals open and thriving.

Why You Will Benefit:

  • Comprehensive curriculum made by rural hospital CEOs for rural hospital CEOs
  • Practical strategies and effective tools to grow knowledge base and leadership confidence
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with rural healthcare industry experts and rural hospital leaders like you
  • Rural-specific curriculum:
    • This program was developed by experienced and accomplished rural executives who are dedicated to empowering current and aspiring rural hospital CEOs
  • Practical insights:
    • Learn from experienced professionals who understand the nuances of rural healthcare leadership
  • Invitation-only networking:
    • Connect with a select group of like-minded leaders, subject matter experts and rural industry leaders

Kick off Date: May 21 at 4 p.m. EST

Do you need answers, before applying? Please contact Sydney Grant at

Apply Today


FREE Ventilator for Rural Hospitals

March 12, 2024

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC) has been notified that the Strategic National Stockpile is offering all Rural Hospitals the opportunity to claim a FREE ventilator.

Important Notes:

  • These ventilators were first offered to rural hospitals in 2021
  • All rural hospitals are eligible to request a ventilator
    • Regardless of participation in 2021
  • Request your ventilator now, by completing the Rural Hospital Ventilator Form
    • Be sure to include appropriate and accurate point of contacts
    • You will also need to coordinate with logistics and respiratory departments to ensure smooth delivery of the unit

Ventilator Distribution Opportunity for Rural Hospitals, Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How many ventilators can I request?
    • rural hospitals may submit a request for more than one ventilator (per model) via the interest form. However, please remember there is no guarantee as distribution is contingent on availability
  • Can I request a new ventilator if I already received a ventilator in 2021 during the COVID-19 response?
    • Yes. Rural hospitals may request a ventilator(s) regardless if they participated in the previous distribution of ventilators
  • Will I need to return the ventilator?
    • No. However, you will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the ventilator
  • What is included in the ventilator kit?
    • Each model should include one ventilator and one accessory kit
  • Do I need to cover the cost for shipping and delivery of the ventilator?
    • No. Once the ventilators are ready to ship, the Strategic National Stockpile will coordinate with their contractor to confirm and arrange delivery.
      • Prior to delivery, it’s important your hospital’s point of contact coordinate internally with your logistics and respiratory team to ensure the equipment will be delivered to the correct facility.
  • Ventilator models available include:
    • ResMed Astral 150
    • AutoMedx SAVE II
      • Please note: these models were NOT produced through the Defense Production Act and have been fully maintained and cleared by the FDA for regular use.

Claim Your Free Ventilator Today