Conference Participants

                   Save the date for June 8th-10th

 

Continuing Education Key:

∞Physicians

All Physicians who attend sessions and complete the evaluation form will receive a certificate for up 9.75 contact hours. This will allow you to self-claim credit for this program.

 

×Nursing Professionals  Participants who attend sessions and complete the evaluation will receive a certificate for up 9.75 contact hours. Michigan State University College of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.(OBN-001-91).
●Social Workers Participants who attend sessions and complete the evaluation will receive a certificate for up to 9.75 contact hours. The Michigan Center for Rural Health is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0070.

 

Tuesday, June 8: 

9:00-9:45 AM

∞×● The Landscape of Rural Health
Brock Slabach, MPH, FACHE, Sr. Vice-President, Member Services, National Rural Health Association

This session will focus on the potential impact of federal policy on rural providers of care and their communities with emphasis on value-based purchasing and population health.

9:45-10:00 AM Break
10:00-10:45 AM

∞×●RHC Compliance in Changing Times
Kate Hill, RN, VP Clinic Services Division

This session will focus on RHC regulations with a special emphasis on common deficiencies. With the changes due to COVID, the session will discuss how to stay in compliance while navigating those changes. Attendees will learn a variety of ways to stay organized so you can focus on what matters most, the patient.

10:00-10:45 AM

∞×●Monoclonal Antibody Administration Project
Amanda Biskner, RN, Paramedic, CP Coordinator, Tri-Hospital EMS and
William Fales, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, State Medical Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Division of EMS & Trauma, Professor & Chief, Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

This presentation describes how EMS has adapted to the needs of their communities by bringing direct care to the patient in their home instead of transporting to a facility for that same care.

10:45-11:00 AM Break
11:00-11:45 AM

∞×●Compliance is a Team Effort
Tressa Sacrey, Compliance Analyst, Health Services Associates

This session will dive into creating a culture for compliance through focus on teamwork and quality patient care. Attendees will be able to pinpoint areas that can be delegated, practices that build accountability and educational opportunities for understanding the WHY behind the regulations.

11:00-11:45 AM

∞×●Community Paramedicine Update

Kristine Kuhl, BAS, M.Com, EMT-P, EMS-IC, Community Paramedic Coordinator, Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Christopher Wilson, EMT-P, ERT- Medic, Community Paramedic Coordinator, Alcona EMS

This session will give a brief update on the Michigan CIP initiative and a high level of overview of the names, locations, lines of service and contact information for all of our rural CP programs Attendees will learn directly from a member a rural CP program, dig into the details, partnerships and impact the program has had on the local community.

11:45 AM

End of Day One

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Wednesday, June 9:

9:00-9:45 AM

∞×●Health Law Update
Brian Bauer, Attorney, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

This session will cover important legal developments that will directly impact health care operations, reimbursement and compliance.

Recording of Presentation

9:45-10:00 AM Break
10:00-10:45 AM

∞×●Remote Patient Monitoring and the Evolving Healthcare Environment
Dr. David A. Wanner, EdD, i360 Healthcare Inc.

This session will take the audience into the world of remote patient monitoring and how it changes their practices, hospitals (Community & CAH), ACO's and Health Systems. It will show the benefits of doing this within the chronic patient and senior populations. It will also talk to the fact of the patient satisfaction satisfiers. Lastly, it will show how this will increase revenue to physicians for do RPM.

Recording of Presentation

10:00-10:45 AM

∞×●Tips on How to Navigate, Evaluate and Problem Solve the Seven Dimensions of Wellness
Sarah Albers, MD, MPH, FACEP, CWSP, Emergency Medicine Physician, Marlette Regional Hospital

This session will start with a short personal story of navigating wellness, to exemplify that this is a personal journey for anyone that is constantly evolving. We will then delve into the seven dimensions of wellness: financial, occupational, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social and physical.

Recording of Presentation

10:45-11:00 AM Break
11:00-11:45 AM

Primary Care Options in Rural Healthcare
Jonathan Pantenburg, MHA, Stroudwater Associates

With recent changes in reimbursement methodologies, hospitals and practices must continue to evaluate the alignment and designation of practices to ensure optimal reimbursement. This presentation will provide an overview of different designation types and using several case studies, provide attendees with comparative results as to how different designations impact reimbursements received.

Recording of Presentation

11:00-11:45 AM

∞×●Understanding Telehealth Reimbursement, Best Practices, and Overcoming Technology Barriers
Becky Sanders, Senior Director, Indiana Rural Health Association, Program Director, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center

This session will provide information for providers and support staff to describe the differences between Medicare, MI Medicaid, and Commercial Insurance Reimbursement; discuss ways to overcome technology barriers; and to demonstrate multiple best practices for virtual visits.

Recording of Presentation

11:45 AM

End of Day Two

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Thursday, June 10:

9:00-9:45 AM

MSU Medical Student Research Presentations
Emily Bush, Medical Student; Allison Hoppe, Medical Student; Tyler Janish, Medical Student; Joshua Kroll, Medical Student; Andrea Wendling, MD, FAAFP

This session presents research conducted by medical students as it relates to rural medicine and health.

 

9:45-10:00 AM Break
10:00-10:45 AM

∞×●Identifying Health Care Workforce Shortages and Areas of Greatest Need in Rural Michigan
Miguelina Carela-Garcia, Primary Care Workforce Analyst, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Brittany Brookshire, Primary Care Workforce Analyst, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Juliette Rousseau, Primary Care Workforce Analyst, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

This session will give an overview of the designation process in Michigan, how to identify health workforce shortages, high-priority issues, areas of greatest need in rural Michigan and describe the recruitment and retention strategies through loan repayment programs.

Recording of Presentation

10:00-10:45 AM

∞×●Be the Leader Nobody Wants to Leave - 4 leadership strategies to revolutionize engagement & galvanize retention even during a pandemic
Kristin Baird, RN, BSN, MHA, President and CEO, Baird Group

This session takes an honest look at the numbers including the rate and cost of turnover in healthcare, then focuses on what leaders can do to create and sustain a more engaged, loyal workforce even in the face of a pandemic.

Recording of Presentation

10:45-11:00 AM Break
11:00-11:45 AM

∞×●Maternal Infant Health in Rural Michigan
Andrea Wendling, MD, FAAFP, Rural Family Physician, Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Rural Medicine Curriculum, Department of Family Medicine, Michigan State University and Ray Stover, Regional President, MidMichigan Health

This session will explore maternity care challenges and disparities in rural Michigan and highlight areas of highest need based on maternity care access in rural Michigan. We will learn how one health system (MidMichigan Health – West Branch) has expanded maternity care services.

Recording of Presentation

11:00-11:45 AM

∞×●Stories of Hope: How a Rural Community-Based Education Project Changed Strategies to Reach Residents About Opioid Misuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery During a Global Pandemic
Cheryl Eschbach, PhD, Director, MSU Extension Health and Nutrition Institute and Judy Arnetz, PhD, MPH, PT, professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine

This presentation describes the MiSUPER project and shares information regarding outcomes including community reach, educational effectiveness, and novel strategies employed to respond to pandemic-related challenges.

11:45 AM

End of Day Three and Conference Wrap Up

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Questions?

Victoria Lantzy
Rural Education and Communications Manager
Michigan Center for Rural Health
(517)355-8250
lantzyv@msu.edu