2017 Alabama Rural Health Conference Presentations

Day 1 - Friday, May 19: 

Washington Update
Alan Morgan, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, National Rural Health Association
DCUpdate.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.0 MB]

Alabama Medicaid Update - Robert H. Moon, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner Health Systems, Alabama Medicaid Agency

NO SLIDE PRESENTATION

The Case for Family Medicine
John Meigs, Jr., M.D., Bibb Medical Associates in Centreville and President of the American Academy of Family Physician
Meigs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.2 MB]
CMS Rural Health Update
Lana R. Dennis, CMS Atlanta Regional Office Rural Health Coordinator
Dennis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program
Lee Pearce, MSW, MSHA, Vice President of Quality, Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama
Pearce.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

Day 2 - Saturday, May 20: 

Training on Emergency Preparedness in RHCs
Dianne Bourque, RN, CNOR, CASC, Vice President of Clinical Services, The Compliance Team, Spring House, Pennsylvania
RHCEmergencyPrepare.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]
South Carolina's Sustainability Plan for Rural Hospitals
Jim Coleman, MBA, Senior Vice President for Southeast Hospital Operations, Community Hospital Corporation, Plano, Texas
Coleman.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Moving from Data to Action
Jan O’Neil, MPPA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Oneill.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Behavioral Health Integration
Cynthia Selleck, PhD - Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical and Global Partnerships, University of Alabama at Birmingham, College of Nursing
Selleck.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Meaningful Use - MACRA/MIPS Update
Cathy Radzinski, RN, Management & Medical Consulting Services, Childersburg, Alabama
Radzinski.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.9 MB]
Issue Brief: The Impact of ACOson MIPS Payments for All Eligible Clinicians
Kathy Whitmire, BBA, Vice President of Business Development, Caravan Health and National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, Toccoa, Georgia
WhitmireIssueBrief.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [641.6 KB]
2016 Impact on Financial Performance - Magnolia Evergreen ACO
Kathy Whitmire, BBA, Vice President of Business Development, Caravan Health and National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, Toccoa, Georgia
WhitmireACOFinancialImpact.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [889.6 KB]
Caravan Health's ACO Services & Support
Kathy Whitmire, BBA, Vice President of Business Development, Caravan Health and National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, Toccoa, Georgia
WhitmireACOServices.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [345.8 KB]

Rural Community Health Track:   Panel on Community Grant/Loan Programs

Introduction to the USDA and Overview of Rural Utilities Service Programs
Teresa Hunkapillar, BA, USDA Rural Development General Field Representative, Huntsville, Alabama
USDARuralUSP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [926.3 KB]

Kelly Chasteen, BSBA,  Appalachian Regional Commission Program Manager, ADECA, Community and Economic Development Division, Montgomery, Alabama

NO SLIDE PRESENTATION

Crystal G. Davis, MBA, Community Services Unit Chief, ADECA, Community and Economic Development Division, Montgomery, Alabama

NO SLIDE PRESENTATION

Kathleen A. Rasmussen, Ph.D. - , Statewide Initiatives Unit Chief, ADECA, Community and Economic Development Division, Montgomery, Alabama

NO SLIDE PRESENTATION

Person and Family Engagement through Patient Satisfaction Surveys & Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs)
Cheryl Garove, BA, HAS, and Mary Ponder, MSHI, MSHA, Brookwood Baptist Health Care, Birmingham, Alabama
PatientandFamily.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Reaching Out with Telehealth
Lloyd Sirmons, Director of the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center, Blackshear, Georgia
Sirmons.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.8 MB]
The Alabama Telehealth Network
Eric Wallace, M.D., Medical Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham Telehealth Services, Birmingham, Alabama
Wallace.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

Rural Community Health Track:  Coalition for a Healthy Escambia County, Ruth Harrell, RN, MPH, Flomaton, Alabama

NO SLIDE PRESENTATION