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    • Wed, February 26, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Fri, December 01, 2023
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
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    Preventric Al is launching BPro, an FDA cleared, and AMA recommended, up to 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) medical device in Alabama. BPro has reimbursement coverage for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Medicare, and Medicaid. BPro technology is FDA cleared and patented as the only cuff-less and clinically vascular measurement technology in the US. 

    • Globally validated clinical technology
    • Central aortic systolic pressure 99.17%
    • Patented sensor, strap, and proprietary algorithms 
    • Pain-free, non-invasive
    • Wearable design with various sizes
    • Recommended for use 15 minutes in-office and up to 24 hrs at home
    • Real-time Cardio Pulse Wave analysis
    • Assesses Cardiac Aortic Systolic Pressure (CASP), Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP), and Radial Augmentation Index (rAI) in 15 min
    • indentifies surrogate markers for stroke, heart attack, and end-organ failure
    • Provides treatment  and effects rendered by individual prescription drugs
    • Up to 24-HR ABPM
    • Duration of exposure to elevated blood pressure 


    • Tue, July 21, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Fri, December 01, 2023
    • (CST)
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    Navigating Wellness Compliance As We Work to Optimize Organizational Wellbeing


    July 21, 2020

    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    We know the wellbeing of your employees is of the utmost concern to you and your organization.  This focus, combined with the growing impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to organizations, employees and communities, Conner Gunn and the team at Gallagher are committed to providing you with up-to-date information and support around both physical and emotional wellbeing. 

    Please join us as we discuss several areas of organizational wellbeing and the compliance challenges that come with the implementation of a wellness plan. 

    • Wed, November 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Fri, December 01, 2023
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
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    This webinar will cover a variety of topics including OCR’s Covid-19 telemedicine and other guidance, trends in the breaches reported to OCR, recent enforcement actions, HIPAA best practices, and common compliance challenges, and an overview OCR’s HIPAA compliance resources. 

    November 4, 2020

    12:00 p.m. CST - 1:00 p.m. CST

    Presenter: Sarah West

    Sarah West is an investigator with US Department of Health and Human Services in the Office for Civil Rights in the Southeast Region.  She responds to HIPAA complainants and conducts HIPAA breach investigations and compliance reviews.  She is also responsible for responding to complaints submitted by individuals who feel they have been discriminated against by an individual or entity that receives federal financial assistance from HHS on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in limited circumstances religion.  She attended law school at Georgia State University’s College of Law, obtained a masters of arts in bioethics from Case Western Reserve University, and completed a bachelor’s in arts at Furman University, in Greenville, South Carolina.


    • Thu, December 31, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Sat, December 31, 2022
    • (CST)
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    Developing a System Wide Safety Net for Critical Care 

    Telehealth is increasingly applied to existing standards of care to improve provider access to patients and deliver care with improved quality at a lower cost.

    This webinar will address the opportunity to align telehealth with the ICU for Critical Care patients. Systems that support continuous monitoring with alerting tools and 24/7 access to intensivists have been shown to reduce ICU mortality and length of stay, while also impacting hospital efficiency metrics such as contribution margin and patient transfers. Tele-ICU has evolved over 2 decades in the United States and today nearly 1 in 8 ICU patients are monitored during their ICU stay with the complementary support of a Tele-ICU system. Through this webinar, models of Tele-ICU implementation will be explored that support both large urban IDNs, and smaller hospitals situated in rural areas as well as define trade-offs of a continuous monitoring application and a consult only model.

    Key learnings will address Hospital Key Performance Indicators that can be linked to Tele-ICU, peer-reviewed evidence on outcomes of Tele-ICU, and strategic steps to determine what model of tele-icu fits your organization.

    • Tue, January 12, 2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sun, December 31, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
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    The Value of becoming a Patient Centered Medical Home


    Patient engagement is at the heart of a Patient Centered Medical Home.  The PCMH model focuses on the whole patient with emphasis on accessible services, comprehensive team-based care, quality, and safety resulting in improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction. 

    The primary care team is essential to providing comprehensive care. By focusing on patient health goals for a healthier lifestyle, preventative care to mitigate risk factors, and coordinated management of chronic disease for longevity and quality of life, this whole patient perspective is the heart of a Patient Centered Medical Home.

    In this session, Kate Hill, VP of Clinic Division at The Compliance Team will discuss PCMH as a value-based strategy that is a very powerful step you can make to align with CMS’ move to a quality vs quantity reimbursement fee structure and how PCMH can provide incentives for better processes and better outcomes.


    Speaker:

    Kate Hill, RN, is a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing in Philadelphia,PA. As an Army Nurse, Kate served in Viet Nam (27th Surgical Hospital in Chu Lai) where she was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. Kate has worked with orthopedic patients in several capacities including Head Nurse of Orthopedics at in Newark, NJ. Nearly 3-decades with Bio met followed in various capacities.Kate joined The Compliance Team in early 2012 to direct TCT’s rural health clinic accreditation program and has fallen in love with Rural.As VP of Clinical Services, she has spearheaded theTCTRural Health Clinic Accreditation program combining her clinical expertise, business acumen and passion for delivery of the best care possible to every patient.She presently serves on the Board of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics.Kate is now also working with clinics in TCT’s PCMH program and is seeing that a PCMH accreditation is being increasingly rewarded by payers.Kate lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband and near her three granddaughters. She loves teaching Sunday school to the 4s.She’s happy to share photos anytime

    • Wed, January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sun, December 31, 2023
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    Webinar: Reviewing the Recent RHC Reimbursement Changes from CMS

    This webinar will feature Brock Slabach, senior vice president for members services of the National Rural Health Association, who will detail the recent changes to rural health clinic reimbursement as part of the COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress in late December.  This bill included major changes regarding CMS reimbursement amounts for both independent and provider-based rural health clinics, and it is important that RHC administrators and pertinent staff attend to fully understand how these changes will affect them and their practice.  This webinar will also discuss the steps being taken to correct the negative elements of this bill in order to benefit all RHC types.

    No cost for members - $35 for non-members


    • Thu, February 18, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sun, December 31, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
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    A webinar presented by 

    Alliant Purchasing

    A group purchasing organization (GPO) helps healthcare providers realize savings and efficiencies by aggregating purchasing volume to negotiate savings with vendors.  Alliant Purchasing is a GPO with the expertise needed in navigating the healthcare industry. ​ As your advisor and partner, Alliant guides you in finding optimal solutions for additional value​ in your supply chain.

    • Wed, April 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • Fri, December 01, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Registration is closed


    The Rural Health Clinic 101 Workshop will educate rural health clinic professionals on both basic and advanced knowledge for operating a rural health clinic.  Taught by Patty Harper, this session is perfect for both new and seasoned RHC professionals.  

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    • Fri, July 30, 2021
    • Sun, December 31, 2023
    • Online
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    This webinar will introduce association members to the preferred group purchasing organization (GPO) Alliant as well as a top vendor and manufacturer of healthcare products, Medline. This session will detail the enrollment process and sample products and services available through group purchasing. The webinar is approximately 30 minutes in length.

    • Wed, April 06, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mon, December 31, 2029
    • 1:00 PM
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    Integrated Telehealth – Reshaping Staffing Shortages, Re-hospitalizations and the Bottom Line

    Virtual Webinar

    This session is designed to layout the place of Telehealth within rural health and introduce the model of Integrated Telehealth to leverage partnership among health plans, providers, home health agencies and adult day for home and community-based services.

    Session participants will learn about the current landscape of Telehealth, its hits and misses, pathways to strengthen Telehealth outcomes by deploying newer technology to bridge the digital divide, reduce no-shows, enhance early intervention and prevention, and therefore lower the rate of re-hospitalizations. 

    Participants will also learn about the Dual-Model of Telehealth which is composed of a medical stream with remote patient monitoring, and a social stream with health and wellness engagement to improve social determinants of health.


    • Thu, April 14, 2022
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • Sun, April 15, 2029
    • 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
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    The Alabama Rural Health Conference was held live on April 14-15, 2022 in Hoover.  This conference was recorded live and is supplemented with multiple on-demand breakout sessions.  

    Click here  to view the full conference booklet, including agenda.

    • Wed, June 29, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Thu, June 01, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Provider-Based Rural Health Clinic Billing

    On-Demand


    Join the association and MedCycle Solutions as they explain the differences between provider-based and independent rural health clinics. 

    Key Learning Objectives Include: 

    • Definitions 
    • Provider-Based Criteria 
    • Billing & Reimbursements 
    • Offsite Locations


    This webinar is in partnership with Mississippi Rural Health Association and Rural Health Association of Arkansas. 



    • Wed, July 06, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Thu, July 06, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
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    COVID-Related Funding: Compliance and Reporting Considerations for Rural Healthcare Facilities


    July 6, 2022 | 12 - 1 p.m. central time

    On-Demand Webinar

    The webinar will cover the various types of COVID-related relief funding distributed to rural healthcare facilities including reporting requirements, compliance requirements, audit requirements, associated timetables, and deadlines.

    Objectives:

    • Identify the different types of federal COVID relief funding distributed to rural healthcare facilities, including those that are subject to the Single Audit requirements of 2 CFR 200 Subpart F. Primary funding programs covered will include the Provider Relief Fund (CFDA #93.498), COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured (CFDA #93.461), and the RHC Testing & RHC Testing & Mitigation program(CFDA #93.697).
    • Outline the reporting requirements, timetables, and deadlines for each type of coronavirus-related relief funding.
    • Distinguish allowable uses of each type of federal funding (unreimbursed expenses and/or lost revenues) and effective strategies for the application of funding, including discussion of the interworking’s of the different federal funding programs
    • Define OMB requirements for Single Audit of compliance with federal funding program requirements and Single Audit submission deadlines.



    • Wed, July 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Thu, July 13, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Not Just for Looks: Why Treating Vein Disease Matters

    July 20, 2022 | 12 PM Central Time

    The webinar will cover an overview of vein disease, the health implications of the disease, available treatments, and how hospitals can be involved in treating vein disease in their respective communities.


    • Sat, December 31, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
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    Webinar: Rural Hospital Executive Search

    Executive search is a logical option for appropriate representation of C-Suite executives (CEO, CFO, CNO), yet has been traditionally overlooked in rural hospitals. The presentation will offer personal insights and surveys relevant towards the recruitment for open positions as well as the retention of tenured healthcare executives, with emphasis on the alignment of their vital roles and responsibilities to individual career goals. 

    Presentation Goals:

    1. To reflect the challenges of rural healthcare and the opportunities so available.

    2. To reflect the cultural factors that surround recruitment and retention of the rural C-Suite   position. 

    3. To represent the responsibilities of the rural C-Suite executive in compensation models.

    4. To highlight the supportive role of executive search in concept, cultural and coaching factors

    Speakers: Nagle and Associates, LLC (Atlanta, GA)

    Chip Nagle, CHC

    Ron Strieker, Ph.D.

    Mitch Monsour, FACHE 

    • Sat, December 31, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
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    Primary Care provider shortage is not a new phenomenon. Many solutions have been proposed to close the gap and improve access to care for our rural health populations. Improving student access to rural sites during their medical training improves their attitudes about working in rural health and the likelihood that they will return to practice in these locations. This webinar will serve to discuss student learning opportunities and how to implement student learners into a busy clinical setting. In addition, we will discuss the training differences between Physician Assistant (PA) and Nurse Practitioner (NP). 

    Erin Lunn, PA-C is a Physician Assistant graduate from the University of South Alabama. She has served in the Army National Guard and Reserves for the last 11 years as a Physician Assistant. Currently, she is in the role of Co-Director of Clinical Education at the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Studies Program. Erin also serves on the Advisory Board for SouthEast Alabama AHEC and is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Fellow.She is passionate about improving student learning especially as it relates to primary care, Veterans and improving access to care in rural/underserved communities.

    • Tue, December 31, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • On Demand / Virtual
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    Rural Clinics’ Embrace of the CMS Medicare Chronic Care Management Program---Improving Patient Outcomes & Driving Up Reimbursement

    Available for download through December 31, 2024

    Join Chandra Donnell, VP of Client Success with CrossTx and Faith Jones with HealthTechS3, a nationally recognized expert in Medicare Chronic Care Management and Care Coordination and long-time CrossTx partner, to participate in a webinar covering this new opportunity to track current care and provide enhanced care to at-risk patients while generating new reimbursement from CMS Medicare.  The webinar includes best approaches, tips for sustainability, and practical methods for bolstering revenue with Chronic Care Management, Behavioral Health Integration, and Collaborative Care Management. Learn about challenges and unique opportunities facing rural health clinics and unfolding CMS rules that can help improve overall patient care while contributing more revenue to rural health clinics.


Past events

Thu, April 14, 2022 2022 Alabama Rural Health Conference - Vendor Registration
Wed, February 23, 2022 Cost Savings, Increasing Margins, & Exceeding Industry Benchmarks for Healthcare Organizations: Gallagher Introduction
Wed, February 16, 2022 Breaking Down Silos in Your Clinical Revenue Cycle
Thu, January 13, 2022 Swing Bed Quality Certification Program
Fri, December 31, 2021 Webinar: At the Heart of Saving Lives: Using Telecardiology in Rural Hospitals to Better Take Care of Patients and Increase Revenue
Fri, December 31, 2021 Lunch and Learn Webinar: Funding Your Telehealth Program with the USF
Fri, December 31, 2021 On Demand Webinar | "Making the Complex Simple": Transform Your Practice From Reactive to Proactive Medicine
Thu, September 09, 2021 2021 ARHA Annual Conference
Thu, September 09, 2021 2021 ARHA Annual Conference - Vendor Registration
Thu, April 08, 2021 ARHA Annual Conference
Thu, April 08, 2021 ARHA Annual Conference Vendor Registration
Thu, September 10, 2020 ARHA Annual Conference
Thu, September 10, 2020 ARHA Annual Conference Vendor Registration
Tue, August 18, 2020 Digital Therapeutics in Rural Maternal Child Health: How to Go from Episodic to Lived Environment Care
Fri, April 24, 2020 Everything RHC Workshop
Fri, November 08, 2019 RHC Workshop: Coding Update
Wed, November 06, 2019 Rural Health Road Show
Tue, November 05, 2019 Rural Health Road Show
Thu, October 24, 2019 Rural Health Road Show
Tue, October 22, 2019 Rural Health Road Show
Tue, September 17, 2019 HCAHPS Breakthrough Webinar Series
Wed, July 24, 2019 Developing a System Wide Safety Net for Critical Care
Thu, April 25, 2019 ARHA Annual Conference Exhibitor Registration
Thu, April 25, 2019 ARHA Annual Conference
Wed, April 24, 2019 AHEC Student Conference
Fri, March 08, 2019 RHC Workshop: Practice Management / Compliance Training
Wed, September 26, 2018 RHC Workshop: Medicare Billing, Coding and E/M Coding
Tue, September 18, 2018 Lunch and Learn Webinar: Managing the Declining Reimbursements and Accelerating Revenue in Rural Health
Tue, June 26, 2018 RHC Workshop: Navigating Medicaid Regulations and Policies
Fri, April 20, 2018 ARHA Annual Conference
Fri, April 20, 2018 ARHA Annual Conference Exhibitor Registration
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