Oregon Office of Rural Health

Oregon Rural Health Conference

2020 Oregon Rural Health Conference

37th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference & Rural Health Clinic

Celebrate Oregon Rural Health Month by joining your colleagues and neighbors at the 37th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference and Rural Health Clinic Workshop.  Both events are virtual, and thanks to our Gold partners AllCare Health and Oregon Rural Health Association (ORHA) registration is free this year! Please note that if you are seeking education credit, the fee for CEUs is $30, no matter how many credits you are claiming.

The RHC Workshop will be held November 4 and 5, with three hours of sessions per day.  The Oregon Rural Health Conference will take place November 9 through 13, in short blocks of time.

Presentations

Slides and Videos will be posted as they become available, mostly within the weeks following the two events.

November 4

  • The Surveyor’s Point of View: Oregon RHC’s Top Deficiencies
    Janis McDowell, RN, BNS, MA, Patient Safety Surveyor, Oregon Health Authority
    Slides
    Video
  • RHC Polices and Procedures
    Patty Harper, RHIA, CHTS-IM, CHT-PW, CHC, inQuiseek, LLC Consulting
    Slides
    Video
  • Key Strategies for Growing Your RHC
    Katie Jo Raebel, CPA, Partner – Health Care Practice, Wipfli LLP
    Slides
    Video

November 5

  • Medicaid Wraparound Payment Process
    Jennifer R. Smith, MPA, Safety Net Clinics Program Manager, Oregon Health Authority
    Slides
    Video
  • RHC Telehealth and Care Management Service Billing Update
    Charles James, Jr., President and CEO, North American HMS
    Slides
    Video
  • Federal RHC Policy Update and What to Expect After the Election
    Nathan Baugh, Director of Government Affairs, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
    Slides
    Video

November 9

  • Healthcare Communication in a Pandemic
    Robb Cowie, Communication Director, OHA
    Brooke Pace, Communications and Public Relations Director, Wallowa County Health Care District
    Cassie King, VP of Brand Services & Corporate Communications, AllCare Health
    Slides: 1 | 2 | 3
    Video
  • Managing Your Recruitment in a Virtual World
    Michelle Varcho, MBA, SPHR, Director of Operations and Education Outreach, 3RNet
    Slides
    Video
  • Oregon Rural Health Policy - Where We Go From Here
    Bryan Boehringer, CEO, Oregon Medical Association
    Rebeccca Hultberg, President and CEO, OAHHS
    Andrea Salinas, Representative, House District 38, Oregon Legislature
    Video

November 10

  • COVID-19:  Testing Strategies for Rural Oregon
    Kassie Clarke, Testing Branch Chief, OHA
    Kristen Donheffner, MPH, Testing Strategy Manager, OHA
    Stefanie L Murray, Regional Testing Manager, CRRU Testing Branch, OHA
    Melissa Sutton, MD, MPH, Medical Director Respiratory Viral Pathogens, OHA
    Slides
    Video

  • Can a Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) Program be Financially Sustainable?
    Tanie Hotan, MD, Primary Care Provider, Aumsville Medical Clinic/Santiam Hospital
    Maggie Hudson, MBA, CFO/COO, Santiam Hospital
    Tiffanie Pye, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, Santiam Hospital
    Slides
    Video

  • Innovation at an Oregon Critical Access Hospital
    Steven Andescavage, DO, Emergency Dept Medical Director, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
    Chris Lemar, Director of Facilities, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
    Lesley Ogden, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Samaritan North Lincoln Hosital, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
    Virginia Riffle, RN, Chief Operating Officer, Samaritan Health
    Slides
    Video

  • EMS in Rural and Frontier Oregon
    David Lehrfeld, MD, OHA EMS and Trauma Systems Medical Director, OHA
    Slides
    Video

  • Making the Case for Community Paramedicine in Rural Communities: Evidence and Lessons Learned from Rural Models Around the State
    Sabrina Ballew, Supervisor, Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Mercy Flights
    Keshia Bigler, MPH, Population Health Manager, Columbia Pacific CCO
    Jessica Marcum, Community Paramedic, Umatilla County Fire District #1
    Slides
    Video

November 11

  • Integrating Primary Care and Public Health: the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team
    Tanveer Bokhari, MBBS, VP of Quality, Health Equity Officer, Umpqua Health Alliance
    KC Bolton, MA, MHA, FACHE, CEO, Aviva Health
    Betsy Boyd-Flynn, MA, CAE, Executive Director, Oregon Association of Family Physicians
    Robert Dannenhoffer, MD, Medical Director, Douglas County
    Harry “Chip” Taylor, MD, MPH, Chief Residency Officer, Aviva Health
    Slides
    Video
  • Engaging Rural Veterans and Growing Community Partnerships
    Lacey Carter, BA, Aging Veteran Outreach Specialist, Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs
    Mary Patzel, BS, Project Manager, Qualitative Analyst, ORPRN
    Slides 1 | 2
    Video
  • Adopting Telehealth in a Rural Health Clinic
    Orion Falvey, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Orchid Health
    Max Janasik, CEO, One Community Health
    Slides 1 | 2
    Video

November 12

  • Help for Quality Improvement Overload: What really works in primary care from a decade of ORPRN experience
    Nancy Elder, MD, MSPH, Director, ORPRN
    Cullen Conway, MPH, Project Manager, ORPRN
    Cort Cox, B.S., Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator, ORPRN
    Caitlin Dickinson, MPH, Project Manager, ORPRN
    Laura Ferrara, M.A., Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator, ORPRN
    Slides
    Video
  • Making Google and Rate MD Your Ally and Friend
    Jake Hanson, Director of Technology, Survey Solutions by ICAHN
    Julie Russell, President, AdCo Agency
    Craig Stewart, BA, Director of Business Development, Survey Solutions by ICAHN
    Slides
    Handout
    Video
  • The 340B Program: How to Make It Work for My Practice
    Sherilyn Hutchinson, BA, CjT. ACE, 340B Analyst, UCSF Medical Center at Owens Pharmacy
    Slides
    Video
  • How to Talk to Patients Living with Substance Use Disorders
    Jim Winkle, MPH, SBIRT Trainer and Consultant, SBIRT Oregon
    Slides
    Video
  • Equity and Inclusion in Rural Healthcare
    Amy Heikkinen, BA, CPHQ, CPPM, HIT Consultant, Quality Improvement Advisor, Stratis Health
    Candy Picar, DNP, FACHE, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Charles Healthcare
    Slides 1 | 2 | 3
    Video

November 13

  • Impact of AllCare Health’s First Tooth Training on Children’s Receipt of Oral Health Assessments, Fluoride Varnishes, and Other Dental Services
    Gary Allen, DMD, Vice President, Dental Services, Advantage Dental
    Hannah Cohen-Cline, MPH, Ph.D., Program Director - Research & Evaluation, Center for Outcomes Research and Education, Providence
    Laura McKeane, Oral Health Integration Manager, AllCare Health CCO
    Slides 1 | 2 | 3
    Video
  • Partnering with Parents in Rural Communities: Resources and Links to Support Children and Youth with Special Health, Developmental, or Mental Health Needs
    Tamara Bakewell, MA, Family Involvement Manager, Central Oregon Disability Support Network
    Melissa First, BA, Family Partner/Regional Family Support Specialist, Oregon Family Support Network
    Dianna Hansen, Executive Director, Central Oregon Disability Support Network
    Slides
    Video
  • The Oregon Wellness Program: A Statewide Program of Confidential, Free, Non-Reportable Counseling Services for Oregon Licensed Healthcare Professionals
    Donald Girard, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, OHSU
    Slides
    Video

Governor Brown proclaims November 2020 as Oregon Rural Health Month

The proclamation recognizes the important role Oregon’s rural care health systems play in keeping our state healthy.

Continuing Education

OHSU

Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit:  OHSU School of Medicine designates each live activity for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed below. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RHC Workshop : Live activity, 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The Rural Health Clinic Workshop is also approved for 6.0 CEUs by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).   

37th Annual Rural Health Conference: Live activity, 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Contact

Laura Potter | potterla@ohsu.edu | 503-494-5244