FREE Healthcare Supply Chain Risk Management Webinar – June 12

May 17, 2024

FREE Healthcare Supply Chain Risk Management Webinar – June 12

Register now for the free Healthcare Supply Chain Risk Management webinar, presented by David Sims, CHMSP and CEO of Security First IT.

The webinar will cover the following key topics:

  • Importance of vendor vetting & supply chain risk management
  • Understanding supply chain risks in healthcare
  • Key components of vendor vetting
  • Implementing a risk management framework

When: Wednesday, June 12, 12:00 p.m. CT

Cost: Free

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Webinar – New Medicare Behavioral Health Providers: Incorporating MHCs and MFTs Into Your RHC – May 9, 12:00 p.m. CT

April 25, 2024

Webinar – New Medicare Behavioral Health Providers: Incorporating MHCs and MFTs Into Your RHC – May 9, 1:00 p.m. ET

The National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) is hosting a free, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)-supported webinar with information on incorporating Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and Mental Health Counselors (MHCs) into Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).

Medicare coverage of Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors in RHCs began January 1, 2024. This webinar will feature representatives from the National Board for Certified Counselors and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, who will provide information to ensure RHCs are equipped to consider expanding behavioral health services. Additional time for Q&A will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

Cost: Free

When: Thursday, May 9, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

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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

Learn More

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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

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Upcoming Webinar: Solar Powered Healthcare: Resilience and Cost-Savings

March 11, 2024

Upcoming Webinar: Solar Powered Healthcare: Resilience and Cost-Savings

Climate conditions and natural disasters including wildfires, severe storms, and flooding can lead to widespread power disruptions that can have dire consequences for health centers and the communities they serve.

From the loss of critical health services to spoiled medications and revenue losses, a reduction in the level of dependable power has a negative impact on health center operations and direct health consequences for patients, particularly those living in low income, rural and vulnerable communities.

Health centers rate reliable power as a top priority as they plan, design and construct facilities and many are choosing solar power with battery backup as an affordable solution for both emergency and year-round use.

Register now to join Capital Link and their CHARGE partners, the National Association of Community Health Centers and Collective Energy, to learn more about this resilient, affordable clean energy option.

Cost: No Charge

When: Monday, March 25 12:00 p.m. CT

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Webinar: Achieving Birth-Friendly Status in Rural Hospitals, Tuesday, March 12

March 11, 2024

Webinar: Achieving Birth-Friendly Status in Rural Hospitals, Tuesday, March 12

Registration is now open for a four-part webinar series presented by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub to support access to safe, high-quality maternity care in rural communities.

The first presentation, at 1 p.m. CDT March 12, will discuss achieving birth-friendly status in rural hospitals, including why it’s important to meet it.

“Birthing Friendly” is a designation to describe high-quality maternity care and was launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the fall of 2023. To earn the designation, hospitals attest to meeting a 2-component measure established by CMS.

Speakers will introduce the Birthing Friendly measure and discuss the why and how of meeting it.

The next two webinars in the Rural Maternal Health Series will take a deeper dive into how hospitals can engage with their state Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQCs) and standardize clinical care through implementing AIM patient safety bundles, developed by the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.

Cost:

The webinar is FREE

When: Tuesday, March 12, 1:00 p.m. CT

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Upcoming Webinar – 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, February 27

February 21, 2024

Upcoming Webinar – 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, February 27

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2024 through the Calendar Year 2024 PFS Final Rule.

This rule makes policy updates which may increase accessibility of behavioral health services, telehealth services, and other vital health services in rural areas.

CMS subject matter experts will present on some of the highlights from the final rule including these topics and the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program.

Registration

  • This is a free webinar
  • High-speed internet is required to participate
    • Connection details will be emailed to you immediately upon registration
  • A recording will be available on the RHIhub website after the live event
  • If you have questions or problems with the registration process, please contact RHIhub Webinars at webinars@ruralhealthinfo.org

2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

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NTTAP Webinar Series 2023-2024 Strategies for Advancing Health Equity in Health Centers, March 14

February 20, 2024

NTTAP Webinar Series 2023-2024 Strategies for Advancing Health Equity in Health Centers, March 14

This webinar explores strategies for advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) within health centers.

Learn specific approaches to guide health equity work:

  • Steps for developing a health equity plan utilizing CHCI best practices as a framework
  • Creating a health equity team
  • Conducting needs assessments
  • Establishing goals

Attendees will increase confidence in developing and utilizing JEDI goals, cultivating advancements in both internal and external diversity and equity at their health center.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a foundational knowledge of JEDI principles and terminology
  • Understand the significance of fostering a robust JEDI-focused organizational culture
  • Increase confidence in developing a concrete, actionable plan for implementing JEDI within health centers

Target Audience

  • Dental
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physician assistant
  • Psychologists and counselors
  • Registered dieticians
  • Social workers
  • Other members of the team

Cost: No Cost

When: March 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

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NTTAP Webinar Series 2023-2024 Data Driven Health Equity: Strategies for Collecting Patient Data in Health Centers, March 7

February 20, 2024

NTTAP Webinar Series 2023-2024 Data Driven Health Equity: Strategies for Collecting Patient Data in Health Centers, March 7

Consider joining this upcoming webinar to dive into key strategies for using identity data in population health management.

Expert faculty will highlight the importance of gathering data to address health disparities, with a focus on utilizing Electronic Health Records (HER) for both internal and patient-focused justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) purposes.

Participants will gain confidence in advancing health equity with strategies to collect and use demographic data for developing and monitoring health equity plans.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a foundational understanding of how to utilize key identity data to advance
    • justice
    • equity
    • diversity and
    • inclusion goals

Target Audience

  • Dental
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Phar4macists
  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Psychologists and counselors
  • Registered dieticians
  • Social workers
  • Other members of the team

Cost: Free

When: March 7, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

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Webinar – PARHM and AHEAD Models: A Comparison of Programs and Lessons Learned from the PA Implementation Experience

January 29, 2024

Webinar – PARHM and AHEAD Models: A Comparison of Programs and Lessons Learned from the PA Implementation Experience

In September, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary state Total Cost of Care (TCOC) model, the stated Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) model.

The goals of AHEAD are to:

  • Bend the healthcare cost curve,
  • improve population health, and
  • advance health equity by reducing disparities in health outcomes.

AHEAD builds on other state models including the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model (PARHM).

Join the Rural Health Redesign Center for this two-part webinar, to hear directly from the team of rural healthcare experts that led the implementation of the PARHM. Learn how the AHEAD and PARHM models compare and understand lessons learned from the Pennsylvania implementation experience.

What You Will Learn:

  • In the first webinar, hear directly from the rural healthcare experts that led the implementation of PARHM and learn how the AHEAD and PARHM models compare
  • In the second webinar, hear about how components of each of the programs may impact rural communities

When: February 7 and February 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Please register for each webinar separately

Click Here to Register for February 7

Click Here to Register for February 21