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Rural Practice Management Considerations for COVID-19
May 13, 2020 webinar describing how one independent rural physician is navigating COVID-19 related challenges including financials, practice workflow, and reopening concerns. Includes information about payment policies for telehealth and recommendations for training staff members in telehealth procedures.
Additional links: Related Q&A
Author(s): Beverly Jordan
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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COVID-19 and Rural America: How Can Philanthropy Respond?
May 12, 2020 webinar providing a national overview of how philanthropy in rural America is responding to COVID-19 with new initiatives and more flexible processes. Includes a report on expanding and coordinating local resources to meet the needs of older people, and the impact of the new regulations for telemedicine during the emergency and the prospect of providing expanded services in rural areas.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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The State of Broadband Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presents the May 13, 2020, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on maintaining and expanding high-speed and reliable broadband access during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Examines the impact CARES Act funding directed to support broadband initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels. Testimonies include discussion of challenges and policy options for broadband access in rural areas.
Additional links: Competitive Carriers Testimony, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association Testimony, Public Knowledge Testimony, USTelecom - The Broadband Association Testimony
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services
May 8, 2020, video provides answers to common questions about the expansion of Medicare telehealth services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a discussion of the changes as they relate to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Conversation with State Leaders About COVID-19
Recording from a May 1, 2020 webinar describing Minnesota's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in rural areas. Offers discussion on the impact of the state's response on rural residents, including issues related to rural healthcare, agriculture, child care, and more. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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CMS COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Updates to Medicare
Recording from a May 1, 2020 webinar provides an overview of telehealth policy changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the CARES Act, Medicare updates, and state actions. Describes Medicare guidance to FQHCs and RHCs regarding telehealth services. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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National Rural Stakeholder COVID-19 Briefing
Webinar recording from March 26, 2020 features rural partners from various government agencies discussing efforts pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis. Includes presentations from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Federal Communications Commission, the Small Business Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
April 16, 2020 webinar sponsored by the CDC's Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) division. Provides an overview of the importance of mortality data, discusses a National Center for Health Statistics publication for clinicians who may need to certify a death involving COVID-19, and presents a summary of COVID-19 surveillance through the National Vital Statistics System. Includes transcript.
Additional links: Video
Author(s): Robert N. Anderson, Margaret Warner, Lee Anne Flagg, Farida Ahmad
Date: 04/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Broadband in the Time of COVID-19
April 16, 2020 webinar recording highlights the state of rural broadband and its capacity to handle the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses remote work, distance learning, telehealth, the CARES Act, and the pandemic in Indian Country. Webinar is presented in two parts.
Additional links: Part 2 - April 22, 2020
Date: 04/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Daily Yonder, Rural Assembly
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OCR Update on HIPAA and COVID-19
Recording of an April 24, 2020, webinar on HIPAA privacy and health information technology security issues related to COVID-19. Discusses several U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights actions during the pandemic, including notifications of enforcement discretion and guidance for telehealth remote communications, first responders and public health authorities, and other stakeholders.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights
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