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2010 Annual Conference

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, along with the Alabama Rural Health Association and the Office of EMS and Trauma, hosted the Alabama Rural Health Conference March 24-25, 2010, at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center at Capitol Hill.

The conference provided the latest news on health care reform and how it will impacts rural providers. Trends in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) and what it means to rural healthcare delivery were discussed. Presenters covered HIT plans in Alabama and information on the new regional extension center, disclosed emergency medical service updates of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP), Capnography, and ResQPOD, and discussed Rural Health Clinic (RHC) information concerning how to establish a RHC and what the issues are with reimbursement.

Rural Health Clinic Presentations

Title

Presenter

How to Establish a Rural Health Clinic

Marsha Marze, CPC
Director
Rural Health Clinic Programs
South Carolina Office of Rural Health

CMS Cost Reporting: Maximizing
Your RHC Costs
(1 MB)

Cindy Moore
Certified Public Accountant
Chief Financial Officer
South Carolina Office of Rural Health

I Am an RHC! Now What? (1 MB)

Alice Makela, CPC
Billing Manager
South Carolina Office of Rural Health

An Overview of Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators, LLC, Resources
(2 MB)

Karen McGrath
Provider Outreach and Education Consultant
Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators, LLC

RHC 101: Rules, Regulations, and Rumors

Marsha Marze, CPC
Director
Rural Health Clinic Programs
South Carolina Office of Rural Health

Health Information Technology Presentations

Title

Presenter

Gearing Up for Change in RHC

Dianne Mandernach
Chief Executive Officer
SISU Medical Solutions, LLC

An Overview of HIT and Meaningful Use From a Federal Perspective

Michael McNeely
MBA, MPH,
Public Health Analyst
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Office of Rural Health Policy

State HIT Update

Kim Davis-Allen
Director
Transformation Initiatives Division
Alabama Medicaid Agency

Trends in HIT, and What It Means for Rural Healthcare Delivery (1 MB)

John Hoyt
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Dianne Mandernach
SISU Medical Solutions, LLC

Michael McNeely
Office of Rural Health Policy
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Implementing HIT in a Rural Healthcare Setting

Dianne Mandernach
Chief Executive Officer
SISU Medical Solutions, LLC

John Hoyt
Vice President
HIMSS

A Rural Hospital's Approach to
EMR Implementation

(3.5 MB)

Robert Humphrey
Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
Administrator
Evergreen Medical Center

Mary Black
Director
Evergreen Medical Center

Tommy Shehan
Director
Materials Management
Evergreen Medical Center

Emergency Medical Services Presentations

Title

Presenter

EMS Update on the Alabama Trauma System

Dr. John Campbell
State EMS Medical Director

ResQPOD (2.5 MB)

Katie Talk
Emergency Medical Technical - Paramedic
Clinical Educator
Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc.

Capnography for Paramedics
(2.5 MB)

Troy Smith
Lieutenant and Paramedic
Oridion Capnography

In-Depth Review of Capnography
(2.5 MB)

Troy Smith
Oridion Capnography

In-Depth Discussion of the Alabama Trauma System

Dr. John Campbell
State EMS Director

In-Depth Demonstration of ResQPOD Components (3 MB)

Katie Talk
Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc.


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