NOSORH committees are great focal points for engaging in many NOSORH initiatives.  Descriptions of all committees and contact information can be found on the NOSORH website.

 Board of Directors – The NOSORH Board met last week to begin its work on a 3-year strategic plan and a review of a framework of SORH and rural stakeholder needs. The Board’s early direction are for NOSORH to focus its partnership infrastructure for the future of the rural health landscape, population health and build capacity for data driven decisions and programs. 

Executive-The Executive Committee met in December to review a policy on a new employee benefit, the Board’s 2019 meeting schedule and to provide input regarding the Board’s strategic planning effort.

JCREC- Be looking for the EMS Tactical Agenda for the Future to be released for comment soon.

PPMT– The Policy and Program Monitoring Team reviewed comments on CMS Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care and Rural Healthy People 2030. The next PPMT meeting will be held January 23 at 3:00 pm ET.

Educational Exchange- The EE committee met in December to discuss the experiences of the committee members with the SORH Proficiencies, begin strategizing on the development of the Benchmarking report and discuss the future mentoring program. The committee will reconvene on January 28th, 2019 – a week later than normal due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

RHC Committee – The RHC Committee met with eight states represented along with our partners. Nathan Baugh (NARHC) and Kerri Conejo (FORHP) spoke regarding the newly proposed, soon to be final Physician Fee Schedule changes. One change provides opportunity for RHCs to take advantage of new Tele-Communication Codes that are reimbursed outside their All-Inclusive Rate (AIR). The Committee also discussed the newly proposed Value Based Project that is an opportunity for SORH and their RHCs to tap additional technical assistance resources coordinated by NOSORH in partnership with LilyPad and John Gale. The Committee is currently reviewing the RHC Education Modules #1 and #2. A re-release effort will be announced as the committee moves through the revision process. The next RHC Committee meeting is scheduled for February 18 at 2 PM ET.

Development Committee – The Development Committee discussed committee engagement and participation over the last eight months as well as current projects. The Committee will release the SORH Compensation Survey results shortly. The January 2019 meeting has been cancelled due to the Board Planning Meeting. The next Development Committee is scheduled for February 12 at 2 PM ET.

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