Covid Vaccinations

COVID Vaccinations

The latest COVID vaccination information for rural Oregon, updated as we receive new information.

Covid Resources

COVID Resources

We recognize that information related to COVID-19 changes daily, if not hourly. We are committed to providing you—our rural health facilities and services—with the most up-to-date information we have from vetted sources to address your questions. We will keep this webpage updated with the most current information we have as it evolves.

2021 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon

Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) will host the 2021 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon as a virtual learning series. Please join us the third Thursday of each month from 2-3 PM beginning March 18, 2021. Details will be posted on the 2021 Forum on Aging webpage as they are confirmed.

2020 Oregon Rural Health Conference

Oregon Rural Health Conference

The annual Oregon Rural Health Conference is the largest gathering in Oregon dedicated to sharing information and showcasing innovative approaches to health and the delivery of health care in rural Oregon. The conference brings together providers, administrators, consumers, policy makers and others to exchange ideas and share expertise.

Webinars

All ORH Webinars are listed below. For specific webinars, please use these links:
Forum on Aging Webinars | RHC Webinars

  • Employee Engagement and Teambuilding
    February 25, 2021

    Presented by Lauren K. Harris, FACMPE
    Harris Healthcare Consulting, LLC

    Partnering with practices to identify and achieve their goals- Lauren is passionate about medical practices and enjoys partnering with them to see them succeed. After years of honing her skills within large and small organizations of multiple specialties, including RHC and School-Based Health Centers, she started her own consulting practice in July 2020. She partners directly with practitioners and leaders to provide business and operation expertise.  Lauren started her healthcare management career in 1992, and achieved her MGMA/CMPE certification in 2008 and her FACMPE certification in 2013.
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  • Survey Readiness During the Public Health Emergency (PHE)
    February 23, 2021

    Presented by Kate Hill

    Kate Hill, RN, is a graduate of Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.  As an Army Nurse, Kate served in Viet Nam where she was awarded the Bronze Star.  Kate has worked with orthopedic patients in several capacities including nearly 3-decades with Biomet. Kate joined The Compliance Team in early 2012 to direct TCT’s rural health clinic accreditation program and has fallen in love with Rural. As VP of Clinical Services, she has spearheaded TCT’s Rural Health Clinic Accreditation program combining her clinical expertise, business acumen and passion for delivery of the best care possible to every patient.
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  • How to Develop from Manager into Leader
    February 11, 2021

    Presented by Lauren K. Harris, FACMPE
    Harris Healthcare Consulting, LLC

    Partnering with practices to identify and achieve their goals- Lauren is passionate about medical practices and enjoys partnering with them to see them succeed. After years of honing her skills within large and small organizations of multiple specialties, including RHC and School-Based Health Centers, she started her own consulting practice in July 2020. She partners directly with practitioners and leaders to provide business and operation expertise.  Lauren started her healthcare management career in 1992, and achieved her MGMA/CMPE certification in 2008 and her FACMPE certification in 2013.
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  • Advanced RHC Cost Reporting
    February 10, 2021

    Presented by Katie Jo Raebel, CPA, and Partner at Wipfli

    This session will build off of information gained from the Basic RHC Cost Reporting presentation. We will focus on advanced topics related to Medicare RHC cost reporting and common cost reporting inaccuracies and opportunities for improvement.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand how productivity standards may affect your cost-per-visit calculation and payments from other payers
    2. Compare your clinic’s key cost report information to those in Oregon and throughout the nation
    3. Strategize reimbursement optimization while ensuring reporting accuracies

    Katie Jo Raebel has more than 19 years of experience in audit and accounting services, focused exclusively on health care industry clients. She specializes in assisting freestanding and provider-based clinics to navigate through the rural health clinic (RHC) certification process and is a proven thought leader with vast experience in the RHC arena. Katie Jo helps to calculate RHCs’ Medicare and Medicaid rates, provides education regarding changes in billing because of certification, and consults on all areas specific to RHCs. In addition, she helps organizations determine the best certification options to experience the most beneficial gain from Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
    Katie Jo is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences including the Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington, the Oregon Rural Health Conference, the National Association of Rural Health Clinics Conference, and most recently the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care annual conference. She also is a featured speaker at the annual Spokane office-sponsored cost report and reimbursement seminar.
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  • Basic RHC Cost Reporting
    February 3,2021

    Presented by Katie Jo Raebel, CPA from Wipfli, LLP

    This session will provide an overview of the rural health clinic Medicare cost report. Join us as we analyze each worksheet within this report (CMS Form 222-17) in order to gain an overall understanding of the basic functions of the Medicare cost report.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the various worksheets of the Medicare cost report, the flow of information, and where to find valuable data.
    2. Review the three components of the Medicare cost report settlement, the calculation of those amounts, and how the information provided to your cost report preparer can affect the final receivable/payable.
    3. Learn best practices for tracking information during the year in order to ensure an accurate report.
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