Attendees will gain an understanding of the criteria required to open a RHC and the potential financial impact of becoming a RHC.
Topics in this session will cover at least:
• CMS requirements:
- Location criteria
- Conditions of certification (CfC)
- Staffing requirements
- Survey expectations
• What is a visit?
• Use of telehealth
• Louisiana Medicaid and Bayou Health
• Medicare payment limits
• Medicare and Medicaid cost reporting
• Comparison of free-standing vs. hospital-
• Potential financial impact: estimating payments
physician practice to RHC
Speakers: Kate Hill, VP Clinic Services Division - The Compliance Team, and Tommy Barnhart, NRHA Technical Assistance Specialist
Kate Hill joined The Compliance Team in early 2012 to direct their Rural Health Clinic accreditation program. She serves on the board of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics and the National Rural Health Association.
Tommy joined NRHA staff in 2020 as a Technical Assistant Specialist. In this role, Tommy helps rural health care providers overcome barriers they face due to the ongoing pandemic primarily focusing on finance and reimbursement. Tommy is former CFO of large rural hospital and has consulted on a wide variety of financial management and operational issues.
He has over 50 years of experience in healthcare finance and operations, working with hospitals, long-term care providers, home health agencies, hospices, clinics and other healthcare entities.