The following are organizations that NRHP has a formal relationship with for the purpose of supporting rural hospital viability:
Comagine (formerly HealthInsight) serves as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Nevada. In this role, and under CMS’ 11th Scope of Work, Comagine provides invaluable support to NRHP and its members on healthcare quality improvement activities.
Managed by Comagine, HealtHIE Nevada is a private, nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to connecting the Nevada health care community by managing an accurate real time health information exchange.
Livanta serves as the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for Nevada. Under CMS’ 11th Scope of Work, BFCC-QIOs are responsible for case review.
University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM)
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine was established in 1969 by the Nevada State Legislature as a community-based medical school with a mission of educating primary care physicians for rural Nevada. Its mission is improving the health of Nevada’s diverse population through an innovative curriculum, competitive residency and fellowship programs and world-class biomedical research that complement a statewide network of urban and rural clinical facilities. UNR Med’s Office of Statewide Initiatives supports this mission through active community engagement and programs which increase access to care statewide. NRHP works closely with the Office of Statewide Initiatives through the following offices and programs:
Office of Rural Health (ORH)
The Nevada Office of Rural Health is dedicated to improving the health of rural Nevadans and serves as a focal point for a variety of programs. Key functions are to provide coordination and technical assistance for rural Nevadans seeking health resources, conduct community development activities, and advocate for rural health issues.
Nevada Flex Program
The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX Program) was created by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Administered by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), the FLEX Program provides grants to states to assist rural hospitals and communities. NRHP is a sub-recipient of the Nevada Flex Program funds.
The Nevada Office of Rural Health administers the Nevada Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) grant, which provides support to small rural hospitals with implementation of delivery system changes. The Nevada SHIP Program is managed through a subcontract with NRHP.
Nevada Telehealth Network
NRHP works with the Office of Rural Health to support the Nevada Telehealth Network, which provides opportunities for telemedicine by utilizing a network of interactive video sites across the state.
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
The AHEC program aims to enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventative care, by improving the supply and distribution of health care professional through community and academic educational partnerships.
Project ECHO is an innovative telehealth initiative which aims to develop the knowledge base of primary care providers through consultations with specialists. The goal of Project ECHO Nevada is to meet the needs of these providers by offering an alternative to costly travel and long wait times for patients who need specialty care.
NRHP also works closely with many of the organizations, associations, and governmental entities listed below:
Access to Healthcare Network (AHN)
Nevada Hospital Association (NHA)
Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA)
Nevada Association of Employers (NAE)
Nevada Dietetic Association
Nevada Nurses Association
Nevada Occupational Therapy Association
Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association
Nevada Physical Therapy Association
Nevada Primary Care Association
Nevada Speech-Language Hearing Association
Nevada State Medical Association
State of Nevada
Nevada Department of Business & Industry (DBI)
Nevada Division of Insurance (DOI)
Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR)
Nevada Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(formerly the Nevada State Health Division)
Bureau of Health Care Quality & Compliance (HCQC)
Office of Public Health Informatics & Epidemiology (OPHIE)
Preparedness Assurance Inspections & Statistics (PAIS)
(formerly the Bureau of Health Statistics, Planning, and Response)
Primary Care Office
Rural Mental Health Services
Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD)
Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman
Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP)
Indian Health Program
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Nevada Compare Care
Nevada Department of Taxation
Nevada State Boards:
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Homeopathic Medical Examiners
Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
Nevada State Legislature
American Hospital Association (AHA)
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
National Cooperative of Health Networks Association, Inc. (NCHN)
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
National Rural Health Resource Center (NRHRC)
Rural HIT Network Development (RHITND)
Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (RHPI)
Technical Assistance & Services Center (TASC)
National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet)
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD)
HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP)
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Indian Health Services (IHS)