Webinar & Conference Call Series

Please note that participation in all AHA conference calls and webinars are by express written invitation from the AHA for AHA members only. Unauthorized participants, and/or any party that aids unauthorized participants, may be subject to criminal and civil penalties under both state and federal law, including the Electronic Communication Privacy Act. 

2014 Webinar & Conference Call Series

October 30, 2014 From Volume to Value: Toward the Second Curve

Agenda:

Today’s program is developed from a case example that we published that takes a look at how in Nebraska, three metro health systems and six rural hub community hospitals have joined forces to achieve the Triple Aim and stay ahead of the curve as health reform moves from volume to value. The program describes:

  • How nine hospitals and systems are coordinated efforts to achieve the Triple Aim and stay ahead of the curve
  • How the RPN allows flexibility without compromising performance of networked providers
  • How state-wide collaboration across providers allows you to achieve goals that you could not achieve alone and for our rural audience,
  • The role of a rural hospital in a larger provider network.

Additional Information:

Faculty for the program:

  • John M Fraser, President and CEO, Nebraska Methodist Health System, Omaha
  • Kimberly A Russel, President and CEO, Bryan Health, Lincoln
  • Michael Hansen, President and CEO, Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus

Audio Replay:

Power Point Presentation (PDF):


 

August 19, 2014 IPPS Final Rule and Federal Update for Rural Hospitals

Agenda:
CMS has released the IPPS final rule. Congress has left Washington, D.C., for its annual August district work period. Now is a good time to review our policy and advocacy priorities with your legislators while they are at home. We will review hospital payment and our legislation on key issues: Medicare’s payment extenders, Recovery Audit Contractors; CMS’s two- midnight policy and the 96-hour rule for critical access hospitals; adjusting the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program; and relief for hospitals from cuts to Medicare DSH payments.

Priya Bathija, senior associate director, AHA Policy, and Sarah Macchiarola, senior associate director, AHA Federal Relations reviewed the inpatient final rule and AHA advocacy agenda for rural hospitals.

Additional Information:

August 5, 2014 IPPS Special Bulletin final rule.

Webinar Replay:

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF):

Tele-Psychiatry Webinar:

 Powerpoint Presentations (PDF):

June 18, 2014, The FY 2015 Inpatient PPS Proposed Rule: What You Need to Know

Agenda:

This was webinar for small or rural hospitals on the proposed inpatient prospective payment system rule for FY 2015. During the 60-minute session, Priya Bathija, senior associate director, AHA Policy reviewed the rule’s proposals for disproportionate share hospital payments, the two-midnight rule, hospital wage index, hospital-acquired conditions program, 96-hour rule for critical access hospitals, and other provisions, and discuss their implications for hospitals.

Additional Information:

June 18, 2014 IPPS proposed rule presentation.

Hospitals may assess the impact of these provisions on their organizations by using AHA’s calculators:

• Readmissions Penalty Calculator: http://www.aha.org/readmissionscalc

• Value-Based Purchasing Calculator: http://www.aha.org/vbpcalc

• DSH Payment Calculator: http://www.aha.org/dshcalc

• HAC Calculator: www.aha.org/haccalc

Call Recording:

April 14, 2014 Call on Direct Supervision and Hospital Outpatient Therapeutic Services

 Agenda:

The Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP Panel), which reviews and advises the CMS regarding the appropriate level of supervision for individual hospital outpatient therapeutic services met on March 10. The HOP Panel recommended that the agency reduce the supervision level for 18 outpatient therapeutic services to general supervision. However, CMS did not accept all the panel’s recommendations, instead accepting only the recommendation to reduce the level of supervision to general supervision for six services.

Roslyne Schulman, director, AHA Policy reviewed the meeting and the recommendations from the HOP Panel. She also discussed the CMS proposal and the importance of public comments to their report. The AHA urges small, rural hospitals, especially critical access hospitals (CAHs), to weigh in.

Additional Information:

Call Recording:

Jan 15, 2014 Webinar on Emergency Preparedness: Conditions of Participation and Certification for Hospitals, CAHs and RHC\FQHCs

Agenda:

On December 20, CMS published a proposed rule that would establish emergency preparedness conditions of participation and conditions for coverage that hospitals, critical access hospitals, clinics and 14 other provider and supplier types would have to meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The proposed rule would require participating providers and suppliers to meet four standards for emergency plan, policies and procedures, communication plan, and training and testing program.

Faculty included Roslyne Schulman, director and Evelyn Knolle, senior associate director, AHA Policy who reviewed the rule and led discussion on several key questions for comments that are due February 25. Also joining us was Chad Beebe, director, Codes and Standards, American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the AHA.

Additional Information:

AHA Special Bulletin: CMS Releases Proposed Emergency Preparedness Conditions of Participation

CMS Proposed Rule: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers

  • Hospitals p. 79186-79187
  • Critical Access Hospitals p 79192-79193
  • RHCs and FQHCs p/ 79195-79196

American Society for Healthcare Engineering: Performing an Emergency Power Systems Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

Webinar Presentation & Call Recording:

Jan 8, 2014 Webinar on Direct Supervision of Hospital Outpatient Therapeutic Services (HOTS)

Agenda:

CMS’s requirements are enforceable for all hospitals, including CAHs, as of January 1. To help CAHs and small rural PPS hospitals prepare for the change, AHA scheduled an opportunity for you to hear directly from CMS staff on a Webinar describing Medicare’s supervision policies for hospital outpatient therapeutic services (HOTS).

In addition, CMS’s Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel (HOP Panel), which advises CMS regarding the appropriate level of supervision for individual hospital outpatient therapeutic services, is meeting on Mar. 10-11 in Baltimore and is soliciting testimony from hospital leaders on this issue. The number and variety of services that the HOP Panel considers will directly depend on how many hospitals request to testify and which services they present for evaluation. We will be joined by John McInnes, MD, JD, Director, CMS Division of Outpatient Care and Ann Marshall, MSPH, Technical Advisor, CMS Division of Outpatient Care. Roslyne Schulman, Director, AHA Policy facilitated the call.  Click here to register.

Additional Information:

  • Review the  AHA Factsheet on Supervision of HOTS for more information.
  • Review  AHA’s Regulatory Alert on Supervision of HOTS for more information.
  • Refer to the notice in the Dec. 6 Federal Register for detailed instructions on CMS’s requirements for attending the HOP Panel meeting. The deadline for submitting an email copy of a presentation and a completed Form CMS – 20017 is Jan. 31; the deadline for submitting a hard copy of a presentation is Feb. 7. You must submit all three documents.
  • CMS will review all requests and select who will testify at the HOP Panel meeting.
  • Presenters and other individuals interested in attending the March meeting in person must register online between Jan. 20 and Feb. 21.

Webinar Presentation & Call Recording:


2013 Webinar & Conference Call Series

Dec 4, 2013 Call for Critical Access Hospitals onPhysician Certification of a 96-hour Stay Advocacy Action

Agenda:
On September 5, CMS published guidance on Hospital Inpatient Admission Order and Certification and in a subsequent Special Open Door Forum on rural health issues, CMS reviewed its guidance on physician certification requirements for CAHs under inpatient admission and review criteria. In both the guidance and on the call CMS said a physician must certify that a beneficiary may reasonably be expected to be discharged or transferred to a hospital within 96 hours after admission to the CAH. This requirement exists in both statute and regulation. 

On November 20, Priya Bathija, senior associate director, AHA Policy reviewed an AHA Special Bulletin on the CMS guidance on physician certification for a 96-hour stay and on how CAHs can comply with the condition of payment. Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs commented on the possibility of a legislative fix for this challenge. On this call, they will update members on the status of the regulatory guidance and legislative fix. 

CALL RECORDING

Dec 4, 2013 Call for Critical Access Hospitals on Physician Certification of a 96-hour Stay Advocacy Action


Nov 21, 2013 Call for Tweener Hospitals onThe Rural Hospital Access Act 

Agenda:

The Rural Hospital Access Act: Introduced by Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Peter Welch (D-VT), the Rural Hospital Access Act of 2013 (S. 842/H.R. 1787) would reauthorize both the Medicare-dependent Hospital (MDH) program and the enhanced low-volume Medicare adjustment for inpatient prospective payment system hospitals for one year through September 30, 2014. AHA has sent letters of support of H.R. 1787 to Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Peter Welch (D-VT). In addition, AHA has sent a letter to the Hill in support of expiring Medicare extenders including MDH and the low-volume adjustment. A fact sheet on these extenders also is available.

The AHA worked extensively on the critical legislation and is pleased that is bipartisan and bicameral. Your advocacy action is requested to recruit additional co-sponsors. Click here to view a list of co-sponsors.

CALL RECORDING

Nov 21, 2013 Call for Tweener Hospitals on The Rural Hospital Access Act


November 20, 2013 Call for Critical Access Hospitals on Physician Certification of a 96-hour Stay

Agenda:

  • Guidance on Physician Certification Requirements for CAHs 

Priya Bathija, senior associate director, AHA Policy reviewed an AHA Special Bulletin on the CMS guidance on physician certification for a 96-hour stay and on how CAHs could comply with the condition of payment. Feedback and questions on the two midnight provision for admission and medical review can be sent to IPPSAdmissions@cms.hhs.gov.  Rules implementing the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999, specifically changes relating to CAHs and the condition of participation for Section 403(a) of Public Law 106–113, which deletes the 96-hour length of stay restriction on inpatient care in a CAH and authorizes a period of stay that does not exceed, on an annual, average basis, 96 hours per patient may be found in the Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 148, August 1, 2000 on page 47041.  

CALL RECORDING 
November 20, 2013 Call for Critical Access Hospitals on Physician Certification of a 96-hour Stay 


November 6, 2013 Advocacy Alliance for Small or Rural Hospitals Call on Direct Supervision of Outpatient Therapeutic Services

Agenda:

  • Political Environment
  • AHA Fall Legislative and Regulatory Policy Agenda for Rural Hospitals

Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs, reviewed the current political environment and the advocacy agenda specific to legislation on direct supervision. Roslyne Schulman, director and Priya Bathija, senior associate director, AHA Policy, reviewed recent and pending regulatory policy and rulemaking, including the OPPS rule and the HOP panel activities. In addition, congressional staff will be on the call to discuss ongoing legislative efforts on the Hill.

CALL RECORDING

November 6, 2013 AHA Advocay Alliance Call on Direct Supervision of Outpatient Therapeutic Services


 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services Act
was introduced by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and by Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Collin Peterson (D-MN). S. 1143 and H.R. 2801 respectively, would protect access to outpatient therapeutic services by adopting a default standard of “general supervision” (rather than “direct supervision”) for outpatient therapeutic services; creating a provider advisory panel to identify those outpatient services complex enough to require direct supervision; and holding hospitals and CAHs harmless from civil or criminal action regarding CMS’s retroactive reinterpretation. Contact your members of Congress to cosponsor these bipartisan bills.

CMS proposes to end, as of the end of CY 2013, its prohibition on Medicare contractors enforcing the direct supervision policy for outpatient therapeutic services furnished in CAHs and in small rural hospitals having 100 or fewer beds. For CY 2014, the agency, therefore, proposes to require a minimum of direct supervision for all outpatient therapeutic services furnished in hospitals and CAHs, unless the service is on the list of services that may be furnished under general supervision or is designated as a nonsurgical extended duration therapeutic services. These lists of services are available at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/HospitalOutpatientPPS/Downloads/CY2013-OPPS-General-Supervision.pdf

AHA remains concerned that hospitals and CAHs will have difficulty implementing CMS’s supervision requirements, even with the level of additional flexibility the agency has provided over the past several years. A number of important changes that would address these concerns are included in AHA-supported legislation, the Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services Act of 2013 (S. 1143/H.R. 2801). Read the AHA’s fact sheet on Supervision of Hospital Outpatient Therapeutic Services for more information. Please visit our website at www.aha.org for resources and additional information.


September 11, 2013 Conference Call and Federal Update for Critical Access Hospitals

Agenda:

Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs, reviewed the current political environment and approaching fiscal deadlines and what they mean to rural hospitals as well as advocacy for CAHs.

Priya Bathija, senior associate director, AHA Payment Policy, who serves as our expert on rulemaking and other public policy for inpatient payment joined to review regulatory policy and the OIG report on CAHs.

CALL RECORDING

AHA September 11th Federal Update for Critical Access Hospitals


August 28, 2013 Conference Call and Federal Update for Small or Rural Hospitals

Agenda

  • Political environment during Congressional recess
  • IPPS and other rulemaking
  • OIG Report on Critical Access Hospitals

Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs reviewed the current political environment and approaching fiscal deadlines and what they mean to rural hospitals as well as our advocacy agenda for rural hospitals.

Priya Bathija, senior associate director, AHA Payment Policy who serves as our expert on rulemaking and other public policy and reviewed regulatory policy highlights and the OIG report on CAHs.

CALL RECORDING
AHA August 28th Federal Update for Small or Rural Hospitals 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


  August 7, 2013 Webinar on the Outpatient PPS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 8 released the calendar year 2014 proposed rules for the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) and for the physician fee schedules. The OPPS/ASC proposed rule was published in the July 19 Federal Register and comments must be submitted to CMS on or before Sept. 6.

The proposed rule would increase hospital outpatient payment rates by 1.8%, based on the projected inpatient market basket increase of 2.5% minus a proposed multifactor productivity adjustment required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Other issues contained within the proposed rule:

  • Ending the direct supervision enforcement delay for CAHs and small rural hospitals on December 31;
  • Collapsing the current five levels of outpatient visit codes with a single code for each type of outpatient hospital visit, including clinic and Type A and Type B emergency department visits;
  • Packaging seven new categories of supporting items into the payment for the primary service;
  • Creating 29 comprehensive ambulatory payment classifications to replace existing device-dependent APCs.

The final rule will be issued by November 1, 2013.

 AHA scheduled this webinar to solicit input specifically from small or rural hospital members on these and other issues. Roslyne Schulman, director, AHA Policy facilitated the call.

WEBINAR RECORDING & PRESENTATION


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


July 9, 2013 Conference Call on The Rural Hospital Fairness Act of 2013 and How Your Hospital Can Help

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), introduced H.R. 2578, the Rural Hospital Fairness Act of 2013, which would reinstate the outpatient “hold harmless” payments to certain eligible sole community hospitals (SCH) and rural hospitals with no more than 100 beds through Dec. 31, 2013. The “hold harmless” transitional outpatient payments (TOPs) remain critical for small, rural hospitals, and the AHA continues to advocate for an extension of this payment.

Mike Goodman, Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Rep. Braley reviewed the Act and Lisa Kidder, Vice President, AHA Legislative Affairs explained how to lend support.


 June 24, 2013 Webinar on Direct Supervision of Hospital Outpatient Therapeutic Services: How Your Hospital Can Help

The Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel (HOP Panel), which reviews and advises the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the appropriate level of supervision for individual hospital outpatient therapeutic services, will hear testimony from hospitals and health systems on August 26-27 in Baltimore. This may be the last opportunity to have outpatient therapeutic services designated as general supervision before CMS begins enforcing the agency’s direct supervision requirements in CAHs and small rural PPS hospitals in 2014.

This AHA webinar was planned to review the status of direct supervision and the needs of hospitals in advance of the upcoming HOP Panel meeting. Roslyne Schulman, Director, AHA Policy presented and facilitated discussion in advance of the August HOP Panel meeting.

The number and variety of services that the HOP Panel considers will directly depend on how many hospitals request to testify before the panel and the services they present for evaluation. Based on recommendations made by hospitals that presented at the HOP Panel’s February and August 2012 meetings, CMS reduced the level of supervision for 49 outpatient therapeutic services from “direct” to “general” supervision. However, no hospitals testified at the March 2013 meeting.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

WEBINAR PRESENTATION & RECORDING


 Accessing the Healthcare Connect Fund for Rural/Metro Consortia

  • Thursday April 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (Noon C, 11 am M, 10 am P, 9 am AK and 8 am HI)
  • Friday April 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1 pm C, Noon M, 11 am P, 10 am AK and 9 am HI)

The AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals hosted a Webinar with the Federal Communications Commission and featured case examples from Colorado and Iowa emphasizing the new opportunity for rural/metro consortia as part of the FCC’s Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF), which provides discounts for broadband connectivity to eligible health care providers. The Webinar reviewed funding available through the HCF, which was established to help rural providers improve broadband capacity and leverage the full potential of telemedicine, electronic health records, and other health information technology through consortia with metro partners. The initiative is part of the $400 million annual FCC Rural Health Care Program and builds upon the experiences of an FCC Pilot Program that facilitated the creation of 50 state-wide and regional broadband networks dedicated to health care, connecting public and private non-profit health care providers in rural and urban locations. The FCC expects to begin the competitive bidding process for new applicants this summer.

Chantal Worzala, PhD, Director, AHA Policy was joined by Linda Oliver, Deputy Chief, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau, Washington, D.C. Case examples from Colorado and Iowa Pilot Programs and their experiences expanding broadband and improving communication and quality of care with metro consortia were featured.

For those who were unable to attend, a webinar replay is available HERE (April 4th) and HERE (April 5).


Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals March 27 Update Webinar

Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs, reviewed the current political environment and the advocacy agenda for rural hospitals. Joanna Kim, vice president, AHA Payment Policy, reviewed recent and pending regulatory policy and rulemaking.

For those who were unable to join the webinar, a replay will be available HERE on March 28th at 3 p.m. ET. 


Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals March 13 Update Call

On March 13, Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs, reviewed the current political environment and approaching fiscal deadlines and what they mean to rural hospitals. Joanna Kim, vice president, AHA Payment Policy, reviewed the IPPS and Hospital Payment Extensions per Sections 605 and 606 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

For those unable to join the call, a replay is available HERE.


Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals Feb. 27 Update Webinar

On February 27, Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs, reviewed the current political environment and the advocacy agenda for rural hospitals. Joanna Kim, vice president, AHA Payment Policy, also reviewed recent and pending regulatory policy and rulemaking.

For those who were unable to attend, a webinar replay is available HERE.


Feb. 12 Rural Hospital Federal Update
Live Webcast from Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

Lisa Kidder Hrobsky, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs, and Joanna Kim, vice president, AHA Payment Policy, drilled down on rural specific issues including recent Administrative and Hill activity on Critical Access Hospitals and rural PPS hospitals. Ms. Kidder reviewed the political environment, federal funding of Medicare, and the rural hospital advocacy agenda. Ms. Kim reviewed federal regulatory policy for inpatient and outpatient PPS, Medicare Conditions of Participation, and meaningful use Stage 2. The session concluded with questions from the audience.

For those who were unable to attend, a video replay is available HERE.


Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals Jan. 30 Update Call

On January 30, Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs, reviewed the current political environment and approaching fiscal deadlines and what they mean to rural hospitals. Aimee Hartlage, senior associate director, AHA Federal Relations, reviewed the activity of the AHA 340B Advocacy Alliance which seeks to promote the value that this program provides to patients and communities, fight any efforts to scale back the program, and advocate for extending the 340B discounts to the purchases of drugs used during inpatient hospital stays and additional rural hospitals.

For those unable to join the call, replay is available HERE


Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals Jan. 23 Update Call

On January 23, the AHA Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals held a members-only conference call to review the current political environment, the advocacy agenda for critical access hospitals (CAHs), and outpatient therapy caps and the exceptions process for CAHs included in the American Tax Relief Act of 2012. Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs and Ashley Thompson, VP and Deputy Director, AHA Policy presented.

For those unable to join the call, replay is available HERE


AHA Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals Jan. 9 Update Call

On January 9, the AHA Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals held a members-only conference call with our members to review the current political environment and the American Tax Relief Act of 2012. Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs, and Ashley Thompson, vice president, AHA Policy, hosted the call.

For those unable to join the call, replay is available HERE


2012 Webinar & Conference Call Series

Webinar on ICD-10: Let's Get Started Before it's Too Late!
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AHA Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals Update Call
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Webinar on the ICD-10 Implementation; Will you be ready?
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Webinar on the AHA Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals and Regulatory Policy Briefing
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Outpatient PPS/ASC Proposed Rule Webinar for Small or Rural Hospitals
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Federal Update Webinar
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012

National Health Service Corps CAH Pilot
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Webinar on Navigating the Drug Shortage
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Federal Update Webinar
Date: Monday, May 21, 2012

AHA Briefing on the Medicare Extenders Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
Date: March 5, 2012

Federal Update Webinar
Date: February 13, 2012

Conference Call with Critical Access Hospitals
Date: January 24, 2012


2011 Webinar & Conference Call Series

AHA Presentation for Critical Access Hospitals on the Medicare EHR Incentive Program
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011

AHA Advocacy Strategy for CAH Proximity Call
Thursday, October 27, 2011

AHA Briefing for CAHs on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Federal Update Webinar for Small or Rural Hospitals
Monday, October 17, 2011

AHA Briefing on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Strategy for Rural Hospitals (CAHs)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

AHA Briefing on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Strategy for Rural Hospitals
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

AHA Management Strategies Webinar:
The Recruitment and Retention of Rural Primary Care Physicians
Monday, June 6, 2011

Federal Update Webinar for Small or Rural Hospitals
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Federal Update Webinar for Small or Rural Hospitals
Tuesday, March 22, 2011


 

2010 Webinar & Conference Call Series

Policy Update on Outpatient Supervision Webinar
November 19, 2010

"New Access Point Grants and CHC/Rural Hospital Collaboration" Webinar
October 28, 2010

"New Access Point Grants and CHC/Rural Hospital Collaboration" Webinar
October 18, 2010

HIT "Meaningful Use" - Rural Considerations
August 6, 2010

Costs of Provider Taxes as Allowable Costs for CAHs
August 5, 2010

"Outpatient PPS Proposed Rule" Webinar 
July 27, 2010

Federal Update Webinar 
July 12, 2010

Changes to Small or Rural Hospitals in the IPPS Proposed Rule
May 27, 2010

Federal Update Webinar 
March 16, 2010

Policy Update on Physician Supervision Webinar
February 19, 2010

Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology Conference Call
Topic: Rural Considerations
February 9, 2010


2009 Webinar & Conference Call Series

Webinars in 2009 included discussions on health reform for small and rural hospitals, including critical access hospitals (CAHs), help for tweener hospitals, federal updates physician supervision, and health information technology for CAHs.

Health Reform and Critical Access Hospitals Webcast
December 11, 2009

340 B and Health Reform for Small or Rural Hospitals 
November 2, 2009

340 B and Health Reform for CAHs
November 2, 2009

Update on Help for Tweeners Webinar
September 28, 2009

Federal Update Webinar 
September 16, 2009

Physician Supervision
July 17, 2009

Low-Volume Rural PPS Hospitals
July 2, 2009

Critical Access Hospitals HIT
April 20, 2009

Federal Update Webinar
March 11, 2009

 

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