NHRA Today

Posted on Updated on

  Mobile version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media kit

Membership   NRHA Connect   Blog   Events Aug. 29, 2013  


The Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants
Expand your Rural Health Radiology Services by implementing an RPA in your facility today.


Upcoming events

Rural Health Clinic Conference
Oct. 1-2
Austin, Texas
Rural Health Policy Institute
Feb. 4-6
Washington, D.C.

In this issue:

  • 3 days to save on NRHA’s fastest-growing events
  • NRHA makes Modern Healthcare’s list of top influencers
  • State’s refusal to expand Medicare hurts rural residents, reports AP writer from NRHA event
  • 2 days to apply: Become a Rural Health Fellow
  • Are critical access hospitals on the brink of closing?
  • Quality project aims to measure, improve care at rural health clinics
  • Some rural residents may benefit from health overhaul, NRHA comments
  • NRHA seeks volunteer leaders
  • We’re busy setting the record straight on rural health, economies
  • NRHA accepting scholarship applications, poster submissions for multicultural event
  • Protest against rural hospital cuts being led by Sen. Baldwin
  • Rural US hospitals are in a world of pain
  • How advocates can talk to rural America
  • Primary care deserts exist with, without nurse practitioners
  • Transforming food deserts and swamps to fight obesity
  • Join Journal of Rural Health editorial board
  • Policy brief outlines clinic alternative for small rural communities
  • HHS awards $67 million to health insurance marketplace navigators
  • First population-based US-Mexico border reproductive health report released
  • Policy update: How obesity threatens America’s future
  • Free NRHA partner webinars on aquatic therapy and patient, family-centered care
  • CDC extends recruitment for Tips from Former Smokers campaign
  • CDC study: Schools are getting healthier
  • 3 days to save on NRHA’s fastest-growing events
    Get your tickets today for NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic Conference , Oct. 1-2, and Critical Access Hospital Conference, Oct. 2-4, in Austin, Texas. A recent HHS report indicates that 846 CAHs would lose certification and funding if forced to re-enroll in the CAH program. Hear from your national advocates on the impact of this recommendation and what you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen. Register by Sept. 1 to save hundreds on both events.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    NRHA makes Modern Healthcare’s list of top influencers
    NRHA CEO Alan Morgan again made Modern Healthcare’s annual ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. “It’s great to see that readers of Modern Healthcare magazine recognize the efforts of NRHA,” Morgan says. Modern Healthcare’s list honors individuals in health care who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    PRODUCT SHOWCASE

    ChargeAssist® Re-Invents CDM Management
    ChargeAssist® was developed from the ground up to redefine how hospitals manage their CDM. ChargeAssist® is four critical tools in one:

    • CDM Auditor™
    • Price Analyzer™
    • Change Monitor™
    • Ultimate Research Center™

    From rural and critical access hospitals, to multi-entity organizations, ChargeAssist® is the one source solution for all Charge Management needs.

    State’s refusal to expand Medicare hurts rural residents, reports AP writer from NRHA event
    The Associated Press via Minneapolis StarTribune
    Though it’s likely rural residents will benefit from the health care overhaul, many will be hurt if the Medicaid program is not expanded, said a health economist during NRHA’s Preserving Community Hospitals meeting in Milwaukee. Less than half the states have opted not to expand the program eligibility, however, many others still are debating the issue, said Tim McBride, a health economist with the Rural Policy Research Institute’s Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    2 days to apply: Become a Rural Health Fellow
    NRHA is accepting applications for its 2014 Rural Health Fellows program through Aug. 31. The goal of the fellows program is to educate, develop and inspire a networked community of rural health leaders who will step forward to serve in key positions in NRHA, affiliated rural health advocacy groups and local and state legislative bodies. Fellows meet in person three times throughout the year to undergo leadership and advocacy training. Apply or share this opportunity today .

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    Are critical access hospitals on the brink of closing?
    RACmonitor.com
    The Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report stating that two-thirds of the nation’s critical access hospitals would not meet the distance requirement if they were to re-enroll in the Medicare program. “The 34-page report would eradicate individual state determinations on which small, rural hospitals are critical ‘necessary providers’ in a state by overriding state decisions with complete federal authority,” NRHA’s Brock Slabach explained. Read more national coverage of NRHA’s response to the report.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    SPONSORED CONTENT

    Quality project aims to measure, improve care at rural health clinics
    Rural health clinics are the last type of primary care provider that isn’t being penalized or incentivized for reporting patient care quality data. A new quality improvement project involving multiple stakeholders and rural health experts from across the country aims to change that. “You can’t improve what you don’t measure,” says John Gale, research associate at the University of Southern Maine Rural Health Research Center. “It’s a standard axiom in the quality improvement world.” Hear more on this with NRHA Oct. 1-2 in Austin, Texas.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    Some rural residents may benefit from health overhaul, NRHA comments
    The Associated Press via Miami Herald
    Rural residents could be paying less for health insurance and medical care under the new health law, according to the Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska. “I see that all the time: Farm families who have to work a second job so that they can provide insurance to their families,” NRHA’s Brock Slabach said.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    NRHA seeks volunteer leaders
    NRHA is currently seeking volunteers for leadership positions within its Board of Trustees and Rural Health Congress. NRHA’s strength and success is largely the result of leaders, members and staff working together with a common purpose to ensure the broadest range and highest quality of health care services for rural America. We ask that you give thoughtful consideration to nominating or accepting nomination by Sept. 16 for one of several positions that will begin Jan. 1.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword TECHNOLOGY.

      PRODUCT SHOWCASES

    Removing Barriers

    Madison Immigration Law removes barriers to employment and educational opportunities in the United States. Our immigration lawyers provide a wide range of legal representation to:

    Businesses and corporations Hospitals/Medical Institutions IT and Engineering Firms Educational Institutions Professionals and their Families

    Empower Scan
    Empower Scan™ represents a leap forward in mobile patient documentation from Empower Systems™. Utilizing the intuitive platform of the Apple iPhone 4, clinical users are able to effortlessly compile, review, and share real-time information not just within the facility, but from any location with a secure internet connection.
    NextGen Healthcare

    NextGen Healthcare has helped rural and critical access hospitals across the country improve cash flow, increase revenue, and qualify for MU incentives. With our industry-leading clinical, financial and connectivity solutions, you’ll be on the path to MU success. Visit nextgen.com/reimbursting.

    We’re busy setting the record straight on rural health, economies
    NRHA is busy making your voice louder in national news outlets and on Capitol Hill by speaking out against HHS’ flawed critical access hospital report. And Rep. David McKinley sent out a press release denouncing the report. Check out articles from The Washington Post, Modern Healthcare, HealthLeaders Media and other media outlets highlighting NRHA’s response to the report NRHA’s Alan Morgan says “would kill rural health.”

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    NRHA accepting scholarship applications, poster submissions for multicultural event
    The Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference is one of the only meetings in the nation designed for those dedicated to bringing quality health care to this underserved and often under-represented portion of the rural population. NRHA is offering scholarship funds to attend this event on a first come, first served basis for students and community members with a critical need for financial support. We are also accepting poster presentation submissions until Sept. 30.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE

    Protest against rural hospital cuts being led by Sen. Baldwin
    The Associated Press via The Journal Times
    A protest in a fight against the proposed cuts to Medicare reimbursements for rural hospitals is being led by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Baldwin states that these cuts will reduce access to health care in rural areas and weaken the economy in these areas nationwide.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitter

    [Message clipped]  View entire message

    Advertisements

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s