The Policy Program Monitoring Team (PPMT) Committee was established in 2011 to bring together NOSORH members, who were at the time, involved as co-chairs of the HIT, workforce and Flex committees. The intent of the PPMT committee is to explore hot topics, and determine if:
According to co-chair Lynette Dickson, “Serving on this committee, has allowed me the opportunity to be informed on current issues, that may or may not impact my state specifically, but allows us to determine how to best keep our members informed on a topic that they may not have the time or resources to investigate themselves.”
Among the topics reviewed in the PPMT were the following:
The PPMT is supported by Harvey Licht of Varela Consulting. Mr. Licht provides the invaluable education on these issues of importance to SORHs.
With the release of HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell’s announcement on a major new HHS initiative focused on health care delivery system reform, NOSORH is hosting a call for SORHs on March 26th at 4:30 PM to discuss how to move the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality and to share ideas and information from their states. Join Policy Program Monitoring Team Committee (PPMT) Chairs Lynette Dickson (ND), Pat Carr (AK) and Harvey Licht to provide feedback on key rural issues for the Learning and Action Network. We encourage all SORH to share the information with rural providers in their state and have prepared an article with more details for you to “steal” for your newsletters. For more information, click here.
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