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Critical Access Hospital Conference

Sep 18-20, 2019 Kansas City, Mo.

Join us in Kansas City for NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences. They’re NRHA’s fastest-growing events for a reason.

Take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities designed for clinic and hospital professionals and board members serving rural America.

Register by Aug. 16 to save $100 on either event and save $100 more by registering for both events.

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    2019 Critical Access Hospital Conference agenda (updated 09.10.19)

    NRHA’s Quality and Clinical Conference has been integrated into NRHA’s Kansas City events as an exclusive track consisting of seven sessions.

    Conference recaps
    2018 CAH conference
    2017 CAH conference

    2016 CAH conference
    2015 CAH conference
    2014 CAH conference


    Continuing education credits are available.

    Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Awards

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    Call for presentations
    The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2018 Critical Access Hospital Conference has now passed (May 21). Late submissions will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email in mid July. All speakers selected must register for the conference in which they speak.

    Contact Donna Douglas at 816-756-3140 with questions.

  • icon-scholarships Scholarships

    NRHA makes travel support (scholarship) funds of $1000 available students and community members with a critical need for financial support with conference expenses. Those with a critical need for financial support to register for and attend are encouraged to apply.

    Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to people who meet the eligibility criteria specified within the application form, and who would be unable to attend NRHA's 2019 Rural Health Clinic or Critical Access Hospital conferences without such support.

  • icon-field-visits Field Visits

    Free coding workshop added to NRHA’s clinic event
    NRHA is pleased to announce that this year’s Rural Health Clinic Conference will feature a free, hands-on coding workshop comprised of three sequential sessions: reporting quality in RHCs: revenue and compliance; educating providers and managers on revenue and documentation; and how to coordinate revenue reporting for CAH-owned RHCs.


     
    Gary Lucas and Jackie King from the Association for Rural and Community Health Professional Coding will advise on reporting accurate quality metrics dealing with HEDIS, HCC, QIP, risk adjustment, and shared savings.
     
    Learn how to facilitate executive buy-in on an educational plan that develops a shared platform of knowledge between clinical staff, facility leaders, and coders/billers to enhance revenue and financial compliance. Explore how RHCs owned by a CAH can coordinate from a best-practices-based perspective focused on developing a reliable revenue stream and effective communications.
     
    Coding workshop 1: Reporting quality in RHCs: Revenue and compliance


    RHCs are reporting quality metrics via HEDIS/HCC/risk adjustment and/or to achieve shared savings with various payers. Review ICD-10–CM official guidelines associated with key diagnosis areas and discuss how new CPT category II codes can help accurately report the true complexity of caring for RHC patients.
     
    Coding workshop 2: Educating providers and managers on revenue and documentation
    Effective buy-in from facility leadership is necessary to develop and implement an educational plan that unites providers, managers, coders, and billers in order to document 100 percent of what was done and why; capture 100 percent of codes (CPT, HCPCS-II, ICD-10-CM); and get paid 100 percent of what you are entitled to and not any more than allowed.
     
    Coding workshop 3: How to coordinate revenue reporting for CAH-owned RHCs
    Discuss solutions to clinical and business challenges in the important areas of cost reporting, coding versus billing, split-billing diagnostic tests, global billing for procedures performed at the CAH, modifier usage, charge master maintenance and auditing, and physician compensation tips for cost-based facilities.
     

  • icon-rates Rates

    Register online for NRHA's Kansas City events


    You may also register via downloadable PDF form and email to [email protected], mail or fax.

    Register for both the RHC and CAH Conferences and receive an additional $100 discount.

    RHC early registration rates (through Aug. 16)
    $339 members
    $439 non-members*
    $170 studens

    RHC registration after Aug. 16
    $389 members
    $489 non-members*
    $195 students

    CAH early registration rates (through Aug. 16)
    $509 members
    $609 non-members*
    $255 students

    CAH registration after Aug. 16
    $589 members
    $689 non-members*
    $295 students

    CAH industry representatives who provide services or products
    Early (through Aug. 16)
    $1069 members
    $1169 non-members*

    After Aug. 16
    $1149 members
    $1249 non-members*

    * Price includes a one-year complimentary membership for first-time NRHA members.

    Students receive a 50% discount on all conference rates.

    Contact Lisa Inman at 816-756-3140 for more information on registration.

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors

    Exhibitors 

    Due to the growth of NRHA's Partnership Program and limited exhibit space at NRHA's Critical Access Hospital Conference, booth spaces are reserved for NRHA partners only. Contact Larry Bedell to learn more. 

    Advertisers and sponsors

    Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market with ads and sponsorships or by becoming a vetted NRHA Partner.

    Download NRHA's 2019 engagement guide, or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

    NRHA offers sponsorships for all events, providing a valuable opportunity for your organization to gain visibility. These sponsorships, ads and partnerships are great ways to get your company's message in the hands of hundreds of attendees. Remember, one-third of all U.S. hospitals are rural facilities.

  • icon-building Accommodations

    Conference Hotel


    Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
    2345 McGee Street
    Kansas City, Mo. 64108 

    The Sheraton Crown Center is located in the heart of Kansas City, 20 miles from KCI Airport, walking distance to Kansas City's finest shopping and dining. Book your room online or call 800-325-3535 to reserve your room. The extended deadline for the $185 discounted NRHA rate is Aug. 22 or when rooms sell out.

    NRHA events consistently sell out early, so don’t delay booking your room.
     

    Transportation


    KCI Super Shuttle
    Shared shuttle service is $17 one way or $29 round trip per person. The shuttle leaves from the baggage claim area at 5 minutes to the hour and 25 minutes after the hour. Reservations are not required. Taxi is approximately $35-40.
     

    Tourism


    Check out some staplesCrown Center shopping center, Crossroads Arts District, and River Market are classic Kansas City destinations enjoyed by visitors and locals alike, all connected by the free streetcar.

    Make it special
    The following events are happening during or near the clinic and CAH events:
     


    Whether you’re a regular visitor or this is your first time here, NRHA welcomes you to Kansas City.