2020 Grant Writing Institute Open for Enrollment

Registration is now open for the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health Grant Writing Institute (GWI). GWI features a series of nine online learning sessions covering every aspect of grant writing with a unique rural health focus. The series is intended for beginners seeking to gain the skills to research and draft winning proposals from various agencies.

Class size is limited and registration deadline is July 19th.  Group discounts are available.   Sign up 4 students get the 5th one free.  Click here to REGISTER NOW!

Click here for a flyer with detailed information on each session.

2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment is Going Virtual

In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment (NRWC) is officially going virtual! The conference dates will remain August 11-14, 2020, but the times will be adjusted to accommodate different time zones. Registered participants are still encouraged to attend the full length of the conference, however the virtual platform would allow for more flexibility.

The health, well-being, and safety of all of our attendees is the top priority for HAB leadership. While there is not yet sufficient data on whether people with HIV are more susceptible or more likely to develop severe disease, we must take every precaution to reduce any potential risk to the vulnerable population the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program serves.

We know many of the registered attendees and speakers are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response around the world. This virtual format will allow those on the front line to still have an opportunity to attend the conference and not take them away from the communities they are working hard to serve.

Please note, all Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotel reservations will be cancelled on behalf of registered attendees. There is no need to contact the hotel to request a reservation cancellation.

Registration is still open and will remain open until July 31, 2020! If you have not already done so, please visit the conference website to complete your registration.

The NRWC is also pleased to offer digital exhibiting opportunities. Submit a request to exhibit today.


Virtual NARHC 2020 Spring Institute

NARHC 2020 Spring Institute

Starting April 14 all sessions of the NARHC Spring Institute will be available via a series of webinars on Tuesdays & Thursdays. If you can’t attend them live, you may view them later along with handouts and Q & A for each session!  Earn CMEs & CEUs: AAPC 18 (Coders), AAFP 17.25 (AMA PRA Category 1) Physicians, PAs, NPs, some RNs.  CLICK HERE to view Speaker Bios.  An email will be sent later with registration information to all who purchase.  Hurry!  Time is short to register.

Receive ALL 17 Conference Presentations for one low price of $275!   CLICK HERE to register!

Tuesday April 14

  • 12:30-1:30 pm (EDT) RHC Basics & Billing 101
  • 1:45-2:45 pm (EDT)   RHC Cost Reporting 101
  • 3:00-4:00 pm (EDT)   RHC Compliance 101

Thursday April 16

  • 1:45-2:45 pm (EDT)   Creating an Opioid Treatment Program in your RHC
  • 3:00-4:00 pm (EDT)   Managing Multi-Generations in the Workplace
  • 4:15-5:30 pm (EDT)   Quality Reporting & Care Management in RHCs

Tuesday April 21

  • 12:30-1:30 pm (EDT)  Advanced Cost Reports
  • 1:45-2:45 pm (EDT)    Policies & Procedures
  • 3:00-4:00 pm (EDT)    Lessons Learned From Clinic Managers & Directors
  • 4:15-5:30 pm (EDT)    RHC Advanced Billing

Thursday April 23     

  • 12:30-1:30 pm (EDT)  Maintaining RHC Compliance 201
  • 1:45-2:45 pm (EDT)    Leadership Self Care
  • 3:00-4:00 pm (EDT)    Improve Your Medicare RHC Knowledge
  • 4:15-5:30 pm (EDT)    Challenges & Opportunities of Managing a Multi-Chain Health System

Tuesday April 28 

  • 12:30-1:45 pm (EDT) Washington Update
  • 3:00-4:00 pm (EDT)   Growing Your RHC
  • 4:15-5:30 pm (EDT)   Critical Maintenance of Emergency Plan Biennial Review, Civil Rights, Personnel File Audits

Those who registered previously for the NARHC Spring Institute in San Antonio were given 3 refund options. Please let us know your preference! Otherwise, any who do not choose by April 30 will be transferred to our Fall Conference in Phoenix (Oct. 25-28, 2020). Please call us 866-306-1961, x2!

1) Transfer Registration to our Fall Conference in Phoenix, Oct. 25-28, 2020;
2) A Partial Refund + Webinars; or
3) A Full Refund (no Webinars).

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at asst@narhc.org or 866.306.1961 x2.

**RESCHEDULED** WORKSHOP: Employer of Choice: Strategies to Help You Create an Awesome Place to Work

June 30, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM

Missouri Primary Care Association

3325 Emerald Lane, Jefferson City, MO


Workshop Goals:

  • Learn how to adjust to a multigenerational workforce and understand generational differences in recruiting and retention.
  • Identify key steps and processes to creating and maintaining wellness in your Care Teams.
  • Recognize the importance of incorporating retention into your employee lifecycle management.

Target Audience:

All recruitment team members are encouraged to attend: CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Medical Directors, Dental Directors, HR Personnel, In-House Recruitment Professionals, Provider Liaisons, Talent Specialists, and any other staff involved with your organization’s recruitment and retention processes and who are responsible for the overall wellness of your organization.

Registration fee: $50 per participant.

Click here to register and to view additional information.


*FREE ONLINE TRAINING* Reporting Quality & Care Management Services and Evaluation & Management in Rural Health

May 4-5, 2020  9:00 AM-4:30 PM CST

Click here to see informational Flyer.

Registration is FREE and only available for Rural Missouri Clinics and Hospitals. Register today!

Day 1: Missouri Reporting Quality and Care Management Services in Rural Health

4 CME Credits: MD, DO, NP, PA, RN

General description: 

This virtual online training is designed for Rural Health Clinics (RHC) providers, quality managers, ACO leadership, and revenue cycle staff at rural health facilities who need a high-level basic explanation of how to report accurate quality metrics and who deal with HEDIS, HCC, QIP, Risk Adjustment, and Share Savings.

RHC Overview: We will begin with a RHC documentation>coding>billing overview including:

·       How coding and billing is different in a RHC.

·       Review of the key elements of the CMS Benefits and Claims Manual sections (chapters 9 & 13).

·       Which services are included in the All-Inclusive Rate and which services get paid via fee-for-service or via a flat fee when billing Medicare?

·       Preventive Medicine for the IPPE, AWV, and almost a dozen other “sometimes covered” G-codes performed by a RHC.

Reporting Quality:  After a brief overview of HEDIS/HCC and other Quality Improvement programs, we will dive into relevant sections of the ICD-10-CM’s “Official Guidelines for Coding & Reimbursement” and will review the instructional notes associated with key diagnoses in order to most accurately report the true complexity of care for your ACO patients and to:

·      recognize the impact of medical documentation on the accuracy and completeness of quality data;

·      properly reporting Care Management services to coordinate treating chronic diseases;

·      report accurate and complete Quality Metrics via historical claims data; and,

·      how to fully report the true complexity of your patients via ICD-10-CM documentation rules.


Day 2: Evaluation & Management Rural Health – E/M 2021 Updates & Changes

5.5 CEUs approved by AAPC & ArchProCoding   

5.5 CME Credits: MD, DO, NP, PA, RN


This interactive 1-day training is intended for healthcare practitioners, medical billers, coders, auditors, office managers and IT professionals involved with authoring clinical documentation, generating E&M progress notes, auditing professional physician service claims and maintaining a healthy revenue cycle. The primary course focus will emphasize documentation guidelines set forth by CMS for reporting Evaluation and Management services (E&M), as defined by CPT. The curriculum will provide attendees with a strong grasp of Evaluation and Management auditing, coding and documentation techniques.

The curriculum is designed to assist in development and mastery of the necessary skill set to successfully audit Evaluation and Management (E&M) services. This education and training has been designed to promote compliance and minimize the risk mitigation associated with post-payment review and 3rd party audit exposure.

Conference- Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course

June 8-12, 2020     –    Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is hosting “Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course” from June 8-12 in Iowa City, IA. The course provides information and skills needed to enable safety and health professionals to anticipate, recognize, and prevent occupational illness and injury among members of the agricultural community.

Course registration fee waivers are available.

To register visit:


CEU’s are available for a variety of professions, as well as academic credit. Funded in part by NIOSH grant number U54 OH007548 to the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health.

Access to Rural Hospital Guide to Improving Care Management and Summit Report

The Rural Hospital Guide to Improving Care Management is a result of the 2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit, funded by FORHP. The guide provides rural hospital executive and management teams with generally accepted best practice concepts related to care management. Rural hospitals can use the guide to determine how to most effectively staff care management and identify opportunities to improve clinical and financial outcomes.

State rural health partners may also benefit from this guide, as it assists them in asking the right questions when meeting with hospital leadership. The guide also offers opportunities to improve performance within the hospital setting through the transition from traditional fee-for-service reimbursement to a value-based, population-health-focused reimbursement environment.

The 2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit Report will assist rural hospitals, clinics, and network leaders in considering key actions they can undertake to incorporate community care coordination planning as a strategy to help position their organization for population health.

Visit the TASC resource library to gain access to the Rural Hospital Guide to Improving Care Management and learn more about the Rural Hospital Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit Report. You may also view the accompanying video: Population Health for Rural Hospitals: What the experts are saying, featuring Summit panelists.

Click here to view the Guide and Summit Report.

CMS Hospital CoPs and State Licensure Regulation Update for Acute and Critical Access Hospitals

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.

Click here to register.