Register now for the Rural Health Clinic Institute, a 9-part webinar series developed by NOSORH to help State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) build capacity to provide technical assistance to clinics in their states. SORH will learn about the needs of RHCs, compliance issues for RHCs, how to support RHCs to do better billing and collection, ways to help RHCs become innovative, and how to organize their office’s efforts so that they can be effective technical assistance providers for RHCs.
NOSORH will offer an optional RHC Institute “Kick-Off” session at the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) Spring Institute in San Antonio on Sunday, March 18th from 5:30-7:30 pm. This in-person session is for registrants of the Institute only and will serve as a primer for SORH to gain a basic understanding of RHCs. Following the “Kick-Off”, NOSORH will launch the Institute webinars on April 3.
View the RHC Institute flyer for more details and an outline of the curriculum.
Click here to register for the Institute. Registration ends on March 16 and class size is limited. The registration fee is $500.
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.
Awards – The Awards Committee, co-chaired by Margaret Brockman and Cathleen McElligott, will be starting up again soon to plan for the 2016 NOSORH awards program.
Board– The NOSORH board met April 25 to review strategic priorities on policy, RHC work, National Rural Health Day, development and policy and program monitoring. The board approved the grant budget for 2016-17 and learned that three states (Wyoming, Texas and Nevada) are interested in hosting future annual meetings. Earlier in the month, the Board approved revised suggested language for legislation to support reauthorization of the SORH program.
Communications – The Communications Committee is planning for the 2016 National Rural Health Day (NRHD), including crafting a new logo. The NRHD kickoff webinar is schedule for May 25 at 3:00 EDT.
Development – The Development Committee provided final input on promotional materials for the 25th Anniversary of the SORH grant program, including a logo and video template. These materials will be available to interested SORHs in May.
Flex – The Flex Committee kept the conversation brief this month while everyone is working to complete their Flex applications due May 16. Sarah Young announced she is taking the role of FORHP Flex Coordinator.
PPMT – The Team is working with Harvey Licht to review input for a CMS request for information on global budgeting. All SORH were invited to a webinar discussion on PPMT activities last week, including the need to reach out to Medicaid Directors as they are required state plans for monitoring in October. To listen in on the conversation and plans for making comments click here. Watch your email for more information.
RHC – The RHC Committee reviewed the RHC Institute and RHC Virtual Conference evaluations and decided to offer the RHC Institute again next Spring and open the RHC Virtual Conference to RHCs in the Fall. The Committee is also working on a toolkit to engage RHCs in healthcare reform.