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Rural hospital meeting among next week’s key healthcare events

News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Rural hospital meeting among next week’s key healthcare events

Rural hospital executives will gather next week in Kansas City for the Critical Access Hospital Conference of the National Rural Healthcare Association. It comes as more than 100 rural hospitals have closed over the last 10 years and many more are financially vulnerable.

Information on that event is below, along with our complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Sept. 16.

Monday, Sept. 16

Deadline to review Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports based on quality data submitted by SNFs prior to the October 2019 Nursing Home Compare site refresh. Learn more.

Deadline to submit comments on the CMS proposed rule “Requirements for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency and Transparency.” Learn more.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights titled “Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) titled “Nutrition & Innovation: The Impact of Home-Delivered Meals on Chronic Care Management.” Learn more.

National Rural Healthcare Association’s (NRHA’s) Rural Health Clinic Conference, Kansas City (through Sept. 18). Learn more.

Congressional briefing by the Bipartisan Health Care Innovation Caucus titled “Provider Insight on Successful Risk-Based Payment Models.” Learn more.

Listening session by CMS titled “Opioids: What’s an ‘Outlier Prescriber’?” Learn more.

Deadline to submit an “expression of interest” for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) appeals settlement option. Learn more.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference, Kansas City (through Sept. 20). Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled “Hyper-Personalization: The Art and Science of Behavior Change.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) titled “Making the Difference in Precision Medicine: Pathologists and Hospital Leaders Leverage New Technologies in Prognostic and Predictive Patient Care.” Learn more.

Webinar for the CMS Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting program titled “CY 2020 OPPS/ASC Proposed Rule: Hospital OQR Program.” Learn more.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Annual Meeting, Washington. D.C. (through Sept. 20). Learn more.

Thursday, Sept. 19

Webinar sponsored by HFMA titled “You can have it all: Loyal patients and self-pay reimbursement.” Learn more.

Webcast of public listening session by CMS on “Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.” Learn more.

CI2O Innovation Summit by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Chicago (through Sept. 20) Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled “Strategies for Promoting Health Care Consumerism.” Learn more.

National Center for Medical Legal Partnership Summit, National Harbor, Md. (through Sept. 20). Learn more.

Friday, Sept. 20

Webcast of public meeting by CMS titled “Action Plan to Prevent and Manage Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder and Address Pain Management.” Learn more.

About the Authors

Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer/editor

is based in the Washington, D.C., office. Follow Rich on Twitter: @rdalyhealthcare

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