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2011 Annual Rural Health Conference

The Second Annual Alabama Rural Health Conference, held April 27-28, 2011, discussed trends in the healthcare economy, recruiting and retaining healthcare professionals, and updates on health care reform. National speakers highlighted the latest information on health information technology and rural health clinic billing and operations.

Specific presentations included reform readiness, health information technology (HIT) utilization, productivity and reimbursement, rural health clinic billing and accounts receivable management, recruitable community program to attract primary care providers, and health care reform updates.

Information is also available online from the the 2010 Annual Conference.

Rural Health Clinic Presentations

Title

Presenter

The ABCs of Rural Health Clinics

Marsha Marze, CPC and Alice Boykin, CPC
Director, Rural Health Services
South Carolina Office of Rural Health

Revenue Strategies in Rural Health Clinics - Making the Most of Your Resources and Time

Deborah Holzmark, RN, MBA, CPHQ, MCS-P, CMPE
Senior Manager, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

How Health Reform and National Policies Will Impact Rural Health Clinics

Ron Nelson
Associate Executive Director, National Association of Rural Health Clinics

Rural Health Clinic Resources

Health Information Technology Presentations

Title

Presenter

Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Payments for Rural Hospitals and Eligible Providers
(6.5 MB)

Tommy Barnhart, CPA
Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Strategic Roadmap for Meaningful Use, Quality Reporting, and Improved Productivity (2.5 MB)

Mark Swink, MBA
President, Swink and Associates
Joe Montano, MSW, LCSW
Managing Director, The Montano Group, LLC

Building Healthy Communities Presentations

Title

Presenter

Challenges Recruiting and Retaining Healthcare Providers (1.5 MB)

Tom Tucker
Co-Director, 3RNet

Creating a Recruitment and Retention Program on the Local Community Level

Tom Tucker
Co-Director, 3RNet

Implications of Healthcare Reform for Local Communities

Harvey Licht
Senior Associate, Valera Consulting Group

Trends in the Healthcare Economy

Harvey Licht
Senior Associate, Valera Consulting Group

Emergency Medical Services Presentations

Title

Presenter

South Central Public Health Partnership for Workforce Development - Educational Opportunities for Public Health Professionals

Lisa McCormick, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Healthcare
UAB School of Public Health

How to Improve Training Quality and Reduce Costs with Online Education and a Learning Management System

James Eastham
CEO, CentreLearn

Emergency Medical Services Education in Alabama

Lyndal Curry, MA, NREMT-P
Senio Instructor, University of South Alabama


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