The NRHP Foundation Golf Tournament is coming up on June 7th, 2019! Event brochure with sponsor packages and the registration form can be found by clicking on the link below. The NRHP Golf Tournament has become a celebrated and much anticipated annual event. Tournament Coordinator Susan Fryer does a superb job of enlisting sponsors and participants, all of whom look forward to plenty of fun, food and prizes. Proceeds from the tournament fund educational programs for NRHP member hospitals, including the Human Resources Work Group. 2019 NRHPF Golf Brochure Don't forget to get your tickets for the Helicopter Ball Drop, brought to you by MedX AirOne!
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Nevada Rural Hospital Partners (NRHP) is a consortium of the 13 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in Nevada. NRHP has been awarded a three-year federal HRSA grant to implement a community paramedicine/mobile integrated health program in six rural communities. The program will be collaborating with a seventh rural community and NRHP member hospital, Humboldt General Hospital, which currently has a community paramedicine program in place. One unique aspect of this program is our plan to use mobile patient monitoring devices to help patients enrolled in the program monitor their health statistics and increase engagement in their own health outcomes. The program aims to prevent unnecessary Emergency Room utilization and reduce hospital readmissions by having community paramedics work with patients with chronic diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), and Diabetes. For this program, we are requesting information in this RFI from vendors interested in partnering to provide a software solution that is capable of tracking these patients and community paramedic visits, helping the community paramedics and primary care providers to implement patient care plans, and capture tele-monitoring data from devices such as Bluetooth thermometers, blood pressure monitors, scales, patient’s wearable devices, etc. Vendors should submit the RFI to firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to access the RFI.
The 77th Regular Session of the Nevada Legislature began on February 4th, 2013! NRHP Foundation works with the Nevada State Legislature to help ensure a supportive operating environment for small and rural hospitals in our state. Nevada’s legislature meets every other year for just 120 days of intensive effort involving a wide range of issues. Examples include Medicaid eligibility and reimbursement, quality of care and patient safety, billing practices, transparency of pricing and quality information, tort reform, employment practices, issues affecting public entities, insurance, and many more. When the legislature is not in session, NRHP monitors and participates as various legislative committees continue work on these issues. NRHP also monitors changes at the federal level, providing input on behalf of the members, and supporting members’ adjustment to changes in federal law and regulation. To see some of the bills that are before the Legislature this session, check out the Nevada Legislature's website at http://www.leg.state.nv.us.
Project ECHO Nevada was recently featured in the Reno Gazette Journal's Reno Rebirth blog! See the full article here: http://blogs.rgj.com/renorebirth/2012/10/06/238/. Project ECHO is an innovative health care delivery solution pioneered in New Mexico by Dr. Sanjeev Arora and replicated in Washington, urban Chicago, and now Nevada. ECHO is a simple telehealth linkage connecting University-based faculty specialists to primary care providers in rural and underserved areas to extend specialty care to patients with chronic, costly and complex medical illnesses. Learn more about Project ECHO by visiting their website at http://projectechonv.com. Want to watch previous clinics? Recorded sessions are available here.
Nevada Rural Hospital Partners (NRHP) recognized that maintaining an effective revenue cycle is the bedrock of financial viability. The effectiveness of a hospital’s revenue cycle drives the entire hospital operation because the cycle is the source of the resources needed to maintain a successful facility. NRHP also recognized that to be effective the cycle must be viewed as a whole – success rests in how well the cycle is integrated. And finally, NRHP recognized that small hospitals need hands-on guidance, training, and implementation support. Our Revenue Cycle Improvement Program was specifically developed to enable small and rural hospitals to achieve optimal financial performance in an increasingly challenging financial and regulatory environment. Our Concept The outer cycle is possible only when the inner cycle is effective. A successful revenue cycle is a complex process involving many inter-related components. The graphic below illustrates these relationships and underscores the fact that the effectiveness of the component parts drives the ability to deliver services to patients – the outer cycle is possible only when the inner cycle is effective. NRHP Revenue Cycle Wheel NRHP categorizes the components of the revenue cycle as they related to patient access to care: Activities that support patient access to care, such as patient scheduling, pre-registration, preauthorization, financial counseling, registration and point of service cash collection; Activities that reflect the delivery of care from a financial perspective such as a charge capture, utilization review, documentation and chart abstraction, coding, and the maintenance of an accurate current charge master; Activities that generate an accurate bill for that care through billing, accounts receivable, receipt of reimbursement, and contract management; Activities that have to do with the receipt of payment including self-payment, collections, bad debt management, refunds and denials management; and, The utilization of those funds to continue to support the operation of the hospital and patient access to care. Our Process Applying our commitment to an integrated approach, our process typically includes: A detailed assessment of your revenue cycle (current state) A tailored definition of the desired future state taking resources and capabilities into account A gap analysis including an evaluation of current policies, procedures, and forms A transition plan that bridges current practice to the future state Intensive hands-on implementation support in your hospital Recommendations for external vendors if necessary, and assistance with RFPs and coordination of the vendors based on your needs Benchmarking using core performance indicators, data gathering tools, and custom facility reports to help you measure and sustain progress A period of intensive follow-up to support permanent improvement