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Examining Our COVID-19 Response: An Update from the Frontlines
Recording of a March 9, 2021, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on COVID-19 response efforts, including equitable vaccine distribution, investment in the public health infrastructure, and steps necessary to end the pandemic.
Additional links: Jerry P. Abraham Testimony
Date: 03/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
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Opioid and Substance Use Strategies for Critical Access Hospitals
Recording of a February 26, 2021, webinar discussing the role of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in addressing opioid and substance use disorders (O/SUDs) in local systems of care. Provides a framework to support CAH opioid and substance use initiatives. Highlights examples of O/SUD activities taken by CAHs and offers lessons learned.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 02/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Social Isolation and Loneliness in Rural Communities and the Role of Cross-Sector Partnerships
Discussion with Carrie Henning-Smith around social isolation and loneliness in rural communities and obstacles to address these issues. Profiles how two Minnesota communities took steps to improve accessibility and social cohesion. Describes how cross-sector partnerships can promote an equitable recovery of rural communities after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Build Healthy Places Network
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Oversight Hearing "A Call to Action: Native Communities' Priorities in Focus for the 117th Congress."
Recording of an oversight hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the current needs of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities related to COVID-19, healthcare, housing, climate change, and infrastructure, among other issues. Features testimonies by representatives of the National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Additional links: Carmen "Hulu" Lindsey Testimony, Fawn Sharp Testimony, Julie Kitka Testimony, Leonard Forsman Testimony
Date: 02/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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HPSA 101 Webinar
Recording of a February 2, 2021 webinar on the importance of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) designations for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Reviews requirements for RHCs to become approved National Health Service Corps sites. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 02/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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New HIPAA Privacy Rule: What RHCs Need To Know
Recording of a January 27, 2021 webinar providing information about proposed and existing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliance rules affecting Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Covers individual right of access to protected health information (PHI), fees for health records, patient identification verification, third party disclosures, and clarification of healthcare operations including care coordination and case management. Discusses proposed PHI changes regarding substance use disorders and serious mental illness, and changes in notice of privacy practices (NPP) requirements. Includes a fee calculator for medical record requests. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: HIPAA Record Fee Calculator, Presentation Slides, Q&A, Transcript
Date: 01/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Rural Transit Planning in the Time of COVID and Beyond
Recording of a January 14, 2021, webinar centered on transit planning basics, best practices, and activities that rural and tribal transit agencies can implement during, while recovering from, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses challenges brought on by the pandemic, as well as opportunities for improvement. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Program
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Mastering Complex Geographies on data.census.gov
Webinar recording discusses how to use the data.census.gov mapping feature to identify complex geographies. Highlights tips and tricks for identifying and mapping different datasets on rural and tribal areas.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 12/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Rural Health Clinics Modernization Policy Explained
Recording of a webinar (updated December 20, 2020) providing an overview of statutory revisions to the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) payment methodology. Explains the impact of the changes on both capped and uncapped RHCs. Includes information on telehealth reimbursement for RHCs. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Author(s): Bill Finerfrock, Nathan Baugh
Date: 12/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Patient Experiences: Best Practices of High Performing Critical Access Hospitals
Recording of a December 15, 2020, webinar discussing best practices used by high-performing Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) regarding patient satisfaction. Provides an overview of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey and examines Oklahoma CAH performance in HCAHPS. Presents best practices for improving HCAHPS performance and for patient and family engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Author(s): Karla Weng
Date: 12/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health, Stratis Health
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