Our latest newsletter including a several new webinars including one on Thursday, February 18, 2016 on the HCPCS coding changes for RHCs:
February 14, 2016 Newsletter: http://conta.cc/1TfAB19
February 4, 2016 Newsletter: http://conta.cc/1SJafEq
January 14, 2016 Newsletter: http://conta.cc/1Zvp0jZ
Emergency Preparedness Webinar on May 4th
April 27, 2017
To: RHC Community and friends
From: Bill Finerfrock
Re: May 4th RHC Technical Assistance call – Emergency Preparedness and Foreign Language Nondiscrimination Rules
In late 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced finalization of new “Emergency Preparedness” rules for federally certified facilities, including Rural Health Clinics. Enforcement of these rules was delayed until November, 2017.
ALL RHCs will be subject to these news rules and must be able to demonstrate that they have put an “Emergency Preparedness” plan in place and engaged in a variety of activities as part of these new requirements.
Additionally, as of November of 2016, RHCs are required to take additional steps to ensure nondiscrimination practices are fair for foreign language patients. These new rules will be reviewed to ensure that all RHCs are in compliance.
On May 4th at 2:00pm Eastern, Nathan Baugh, NARHC Director of Government Affairs, will be conducting a webinar outlining these new rules for RHCs. In some instances, CMS has not yet provided all of the guidance necessary to determine specific actions the RHC must take in order to be in compliance.
There is no cost to participate in this webinar and you do not need to sign-up in advance. The link for the webinar is: https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/rhc_tech_assistance/
The call-in number for this session is:
If you have a question you would like to submit in advance of this call, please send those via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put RHC TA Question in the subject line.
There will also be time at the end of the presentation for participants to ask questions.
We look forward to your participation in this important event