ANNOUNCEMENTS

ARHA Directors Serve On Governor's Task Force

Current ARHA Directors, John Wheat, M.D. and Craig Lenz, D.O., were named to serve on the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force which was announced on Monday.  In addition, former Directors, Joe Marchant and Ronald Franks, M.D., were named to serve on this important task force.  Read more about this by visiting "NEWS".

ARHA To Cosponsor ICD-10 Coding Certification Boot Camp

Your Alabama Rural Health Association (ARHA) is very pleased to be cosponsoring an ICD-10 CM/PCS Boot Camp at Auburn University at Montgomery on April 29 and 30.
  
This valuable training will be presented by the Association of Rural Health Professional Coders (ARHPC).  This Association joined ARHA in presenting two ICD-10 coding certification boot camps in 2014.  These training events were held in Cullman and Mobile and were very well received.
 
Continuing education units will be received by nurses and social workers for attending this training.
    
For additional information, please look at the following announcement.
    
Announcement - ICD-10-CM/PCD Boot Camp
ICD10 Boot Camp MGM.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

ARHA Supported Tax Credit Legislation For Medical, Advanced Practice Nures, and Physician's Assistant Uncompensated Clerkships Introduced in State Legislature

Senator Gerald Dial sponsors in the Senate (SB249).

Representative Elaine Beech sponsors in the House HB321).

 

Contact your senators and representatives and ask them to support this excellent legislation.

 

This legislation would provide an income tax credit of $1,000 to a physician who provides, without compensation, at least three clinical rotations annually to students who are in a state medical or osteopathic medical program, a physician assistant program, or a nurse practitioner program.

 

This would provide an income tax credit of $750 to a physician assistant who provides, without compensation, at least three clinical rotations annually to students who are in a state physician assistant program.

 

This would also provide an income tax credit of $750 to an advanced practice nurse who provides, without compensation, at least three clinical rotations annually to students who are in a state advanced practice nurse program.

 

Visit "Legislation" to see the entire legislation.  Encourage other individuals and organizations to join ARHA in supporting this excellent legislation.