Webinar: Avoiding Lost Revenue and Penalties by Ensuring Full Compliance with Hospital Price Transparency

Date: December 8, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM CT

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Per a recent ruling, as of January 1, 2021, every hospital must make viewable in a searchable, machine-readable format, 300 “standard charges for all items and services” for their patient consumers. If not in compliance, you could be facing:

  • A monetary penalty of $300 a day per facility.
  • Potential denial of Medicare Payments.
  • Possible damage to reputation by being listed publicly, as con-compliant by CMS.
  • Losing business to competitor hospitals that have complied with the mandate.

This session will explain the details of the current rules and offer easily implementable strategies and tactics to make sure that your organization is in compliance. Specifically, we will examine:

  • The Regulatory Law – What is it, what is required for compliance, what is the consequence of non-compliance?
  • How will this impact your hospital’s relationship with the community you serve?
  • Financial impact to your organization.

Webinar: School-Based Oral Health Care and COVID-19

Date: December 10, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM Central

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The DentaQuest Partnership and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) will present a webinar that explores how COVID-19 has significantly impacted school-based health care programs and the ability to provide access to children who have the greatest need for these services. 
 
Participants will receive 1 CE credit.

Expert Speakers

  • Lori Cofano, RDH, BSDH, Dental Public Health Consultant, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
  • Vuong K Diep, MPH, Health Science Specialist, Analytics & Evaluation, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement

 

Webinar: HPSA 101 for Rural Health Clinics

Date: December 2, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM CT

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A HPSA (Health Professional Shortage Area) designation allowed you to initially setup your Rural Health Clinic (RHC), but what are the other major RHC benefits tied to this Federal designation? Join HPSA Acumen, Inc. and the National Association of Rural Health Clinics on December 2, 2020, at 2pm Eastern for a webinar with experts from HPSA Acumen, Inc. who will discuss the benefits currently available to RHCs, how to apply for them, and what the next steps are to securing those incentives. Some of those benefits include education loan forgiveness, J-1 visa waivers, state and federal grants, and expedited physician licensing to help increase access to care. 

This webinar is being provided free of charge. However, you must register in advance.  

When the webinar begins you will be connected to audio using your computer’s speakers.

If you have issues registering and are using Internet Explorer, try using another browser. If you continue to have issues, please contact 866.306.1961 for assistance.

A copy of the slides and a recording will be available within a few days after the webinar is complete at: https://www.narhc.org/narhc/TA_Webinars1.asp.

If you have any questions about registering please email asst@narhc.org.

Webinar: Ask National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) Any RHC and/or COVID-19 Related Question!

Date: November 23, 2020

Time: 1:00 CT

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Join National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) as they tackle all the most common (and some less common) questions pertaining to RHCs and COVID-19. Topics anticipated include:

  • Provider Relief Fund 
  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • RHC COVID-19 Testing Fund Program
  • RHCcovidreporting.com
  • Telehealth Policy
  • Public Health Emergency Policy
  • Cost Reporting Issues

The webinar will be moderated by Nathan Baugh, the Director of Government Affairs for NARHC, and feature two extremely knowledgeable individuals on Rural Health Clinic issues:

  • Shannon Chambers, the Director of Provider Solutions for the South Carolina Office of Rural Health and a Consultant for NOSORH’s Connections for Community Care Project; and
  • Charles James Jr, the President of NARHC and the President/CEO of North American Healthcare Management Services.

This webinar is being provided free of charge. However, you must register in advance. If you have issues registering and are using Internet Explorer, try using another browser. If you continue to have issues, please contact us and we will assist you, 866.306.1961.  

For this webinar there will be no phone number to call into. You will need to join via your computer or log into the GoToWebinar app on your mobile device. When the webinar begins you will be connected to audio using your computer’s speakers.

A copy of the slides and a recording will be available within a few days after the webinar is complete at https://www.narhc.org/narhc/<!– –>TA_Webinars1.asp

If you have any questions about registering please email us at asst@narhc.org.

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Make sure you continue to report data on RHCcovidreporting.com! Remember the deadline to get your October information into the portal is November 30th!

Virtual Healthcare Roundtable

Presented by the Missouri Job Center & the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

November 17, 2020

8:30 – 9:30 AM Central

All healthcare organizations encouraged to participate!

All area healthcare organizations are invited to a Zoom conference call as we discuss the state of healthcare in the midst of the pandemic. This group discussion will be moderated by Danny Perches from the Chamber.

To receive a Zoom link, please email Jennifer Biri at jbiri@springfieldmo.gov.

Deadline to register is November 16!

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Webinar: Let’s Talk about CHART…for Lead Organizations!

Date: November 18, 2020

Time: 12:20 PM Central

In September 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI) released the notice of funding opportunity for the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Community Transformation Track.

CMMI states that the “CHART Model will test whether aligned financial incentives, increased operational flexibility, and robust technical support promote rural health care providers’ capacity to implement effective health care delivery system redesign on a broad scale.”

This second session in the Rural Health Value team’s Let’s talk about CHART! series will help you plan and prepare for a CHART Community Transformation Track application. The session’s focus will be on CHART Lead Organizations, although all interested stakeholders are welcome to participate. Join the discussion with the Rural Health Value team and guest experts who have led or participated in other rural global payment programs to understand:

  • What it takes to serve as a Lead Organization
  • What the key planning and readiness activities are which should be underway now as part of the pre-application process
  • What partners Lead Organizations will need and want to engage
  • And more

The target audience includes rural hospitals, state offices of rural health, state-based payers, health systems, rural health networks, and others interested in potentially pursuing participation in the Model.

  1. Visit the registration page.
  2. Enter the information as prompted.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email.
    Note: This confirmation email may go to your spam or junk folder.

Questions?
Contact Karla Weng
kweng@stratishealth.org.

Rural Health Value is a national initiative funded by a cooperative agreement from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) with the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis (RUPRI Center) and StratisHealth. The Rural Health Value team analyzes rural implications of changes in the organization, finance, and delivery of health care services and assists rural communities and providers transition to a high-performance rural health system.

Webinar: Navigating the Opioid Crisis Amidst a Pandemic

Date: November 13, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM Central

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Drug overdose deaths are at epidemic levels in the United States. As communities work to combat this complex issue, coalitions are often expected to lead the way. This issue can take coalitions into areas beyond prevention, to address harm reduction, overdose prevention, naloxone distribution
and more.

During this first session of a two-part series, we will take a deep look at the Opioid Continuum of Care (e.g., prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare) and discuss the unique characteristics of each stage, plus COVID-19’s impact on the crisis. Participants will examine the role of their coalitions in the opioid crisis and ways they can engage community partners and members during the pandemic.