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 4, 2023
Upcoming Webinar – NHSN Antibiotic Utilization Option: Using Data for Action in Critical Access Hospitals
This webinar is co-hosted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Speakers will describe requirements for meeting the Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR) Measure within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Promoting Interoperability Program and using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use (AU) data for action in critical access hospitals.
- Describe requirements for meeting the NHSN AUR Measure within the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program
- Illustrate using NHSN AU Option data to inform and implement antibiotic stewardship activities
- Identify tracking and reporting resources to enhance your antibiotic stewardship program
Continuation education for pharmacists, nurses and physicians is pending.
When: Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 3:00 p.m. ET
July 6, 2023
Save the Date: SHIP Webinar: System and Independent Hospitals
You are invited to save the date for the next SHIP Webinar on Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. In this webinar you will hear from Clint MacKinney, Co-Principal Investigator of Rural Health Value. This webinar will focus on the financial and operational differences between system and independent hospitals. Understanding the similarities and differences between system and independent hospitals is an important part of effective administration of SHIP funds to small rural hospitals.
Topic: System and Independent Hospitals
Date: Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. CT
Duration: 60 minutes
Audience: SHIP Coordinators and other SHIP staff
Speakers: Clint MacKinney, Rural Health Value
Ship Contact: Caroline Bell, email@example.com
By participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the key financial and operational differences between system and independent hospital operations.
- Develop strategies for communicating and building relationships with system and independent leadership/contacts
- Understand methods of applying allowable investments for system hospitals
This event will be recorded, and playback will be available on the SHIP website. This event is supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and coordinated by SHIP, a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center).
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EMS Community Benefit Pilot Project for Rural Ambulance Services
The Department of Health and Senior Services’ Office of Rural Health and Primary Care and the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, in coordination with Health Resources and Services Administration and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, requests your participation in the federal EMS Community Benefit and Financial Distress Pilot Project for Rural Ambulance Services.
The Rural Ambulance Community Benefit and Financial Distress tool, provided by the National Rural Health Resource Center, is designed to quantify and standardize the value rural EMS services provide to the community for free or at a reduced rate, by calculating the benefits the community receives from the ambulance service.
March 14, 2023
COMING SOON! Funding Opportunity for Delta Hospitals
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has a new funding opportunity coming soon.
Delta Health Systems Implementation Program
This program provides funding to critical access hospitals, small rural hospitals (inpatient prospective payment system facilities with up to 100 beds) in the Mississippi Delta region that have received previous technical assistance (TA) through the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program or another similar TA program within the last five years.
Hospitals will implement projects aimed to improve health care in rural areas through projects focused on:
- Financial and operational improvements;
- Implementation of quality improvement initiatives;
- Expansion of telehealth services and financial/operational systems enhancements;
- The development of new service lines to address the needs of the community, including populations in the community that have been historically underserved.
Visit grants.gov to learn more about this opportunity and to subscribe for updates. FORHP expects the notice of funding opportunity to be available by the end of March.
Please note the application window will be shorter than typical.
Interested applicants should start registrations in grants.gov and sam.gov ASAP.
For questions, please reach out to Suzanne Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 15, 2022
Applications Being Accepted – Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) 2023-2024 Project Year
The Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project is accepting applicants for the 2023-2024 project year!
The application has been simplified and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
With the support of the Health Resources Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the National Rural Health Resource Center provides selected small rural hospitals and rural health clinics technical assistance through the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP). This project is designed to help strengthen their foundation in key elements of value-based care (VBC) including but not limited to efficiency, quality, patient experience, and safety of care.
RHPTP’s goal is to guide small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics not currently participating in VBC to prepare for and position their organizations to be effective participants in a health system focused on value.
November 23, 2022
Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Program
The Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Program is a unique opportunity to establish new primary care medical and dental residency programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers in underserved and rural communities. Recent research has demonstrated that residents with rural exposure during residency training are associated with a 5 to 6-fold likelihood of practicing in rural. However, unlike hospital-based residency programs that rely primarily on Medicare funding, many teaching health centers receive federal funding through HRSA’s Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (GME) program.
This two-year grant will award 47 grants, up to $500,000 each to eligible applicants, including Rural Health Clinics (RHC) or health centers operated by a tribal organization. Community-based ambulatory patient care centers (e.g., RHC) may also apply under a GME consortium model forming partnerships with stakeholders, such as Critical Access Hospital or medical schools to serve as an institutional sponsor for the residency program. Applications are due on grants.gov on December 12, 2022.
If you have further questions, please contact THC@hrsa.gov or read the FAQs here.
November 1, 2022
HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (TA Webinar) – Thursday, November 3 at 1:00 pm ET.
HRSA will invest $11.25 million to support the creation of new rural residency programs or rural track programs to strengthen the rural physician workforce. Learn more about the upcoming funding opportunity and eligibility requirements by joining this 90-minute technical assistance webinar.
Applications for the HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development Program are due January 27, 2023.
Missouri Rural Stakeholders Engagement Meeting – November 29, 11 am CT.
In collaboration with the Missouri Rural Health Association, HRSA IEA Region 7 invites partners and stakeholders to participate in quarterly engagement meetings to receive information on programs, technical resources, and funding opportunities available to rural organizations. These meetings are also an opportunity for participants to hear from and network with various federal and state agencies and organizations serving rural communities. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will join us to highlight policy updates regarding the Rural Emergency Hospital provider designation and opportunities for technical assistance.
To attend this virtual meeting, register here.
September 29, 2022
2022 Rural Health Equity and Quality Summit
With the support of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the National Rural Health Resource Center’s Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) held a virtual summit in June 2022. The Rural Health Equity and Quality Summit convened nationally recognized content experts in rural health care policy, health equity, value-based care, and clinical quality to explore the role small rural hospitals and rural health clinics play in achieving health equity.
The Summit Report will assist rural hospitals, clinics, and network leaders on their path to value-based care and alternative payment models by offering actionable steps on how to maximize available resources and data, and provide solutions for achieving rural health equity.
Read the Full Report