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Horseshoe Casino Resort

711 Horseshoe Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111

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The Louisiana Department of Health’s Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health is hosting its Annual Rural Health Workshop in Bossier City, Louisiana. A wide range of rural health professionals will benefit from the workshop including Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, clinic directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, quality improvement staff, and billing staff.

Please notify us which days you plan to attend on registration. Space is limited.

Should you need to stay overnight, please see the following information on the room block:

Hotel Information: Room rate is $93/night plus taxes

Horseshoe Casino Resort

711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111

For reservations,

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Call (800) 789-0711 by May 24, 2019

Group Code: S06LRHA

Note: For pool/fitness room access, you will need to request and pay $14.99/day resort fee.

Agenda: (subject to change)

DAY 1: June 25 – Focus: Rural Health Clinics

7:00am – 8:00am Registration

7:00am – 5:00pm WORKSHOP VENDORS

8:00am – 8:15am Welcome, Logistics, Introductions (Tracie Ingram, LDH-State Office of Rural Health)

8:15am – 9:15am Washington Update (Nathan Baugh, NARHC)

9:15am – 10:15am LDH-New Bureau Update: How We Can Help You (LDH-BCDPHA Panel)

10:15am – 10:45am BREAK

10:4am – 11:45am Medicare RHC Update (Carmen Irwin, CMS Regional Office-Dallas)

11:45am – 1:15pm Lunch & Learn: Commingling: Clinic Layout and Compliance (Charles James)

1:15pm – 2:30pm Maximizing RHC Revenue (Kelley Lipsey, LDH-BCDPHA-Practice Sustainability)

2:30pm – 3:00pm BREAK

3:00pm – 4:00pm RHC Licensing Update (Jenny Haines, LDH-Health Standards)

4:00pm – 4:30pm Well-Ahead Louisiana Provider Education Network (Colleen Arceneaux, LDH-BCDPHA- Population Health Management)

4:30pm - 5:00pm Adjourn/Visit with Vendors

DAY 2: June 26 – Focus: Rural Health (Clinics and Hospitals)

7:30am – 8:00am Registration

7:30am – 5:00pm WORKSHOP VENDORS

8:00am – 8:10am Welcome Back (Tracie Ingram)

8:10am – 10:10am Breakout Session A: Cost Reporting in RHC (Julie Quinn)

Breakout Session B (Panel Presentation):

  • Pharmacy (Marie Darr, LDH-BCDPHA Pharmacy Program)
  • Opioid Treatment in a RHC (Peggy Gautreaux, Total Family Medical)
  • Project ECHO (Kevin Massey, Tulane Medical Center)

10:10am – 10:30am BREAK

10:30am – 12:00pm FEATURED SPEAKER: Brad Montgomery Embrace Your Awesomeness: Get More Out of Yourself and Those Around You.

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch and Learn: PCMH- A Success Story (Kate Hill, The Compliance Team)

1:30pm – 2:30pm Medicaid Update (Whitney Martinez, LDH-Medicaid)

2:30pm – 2:45pm BREAK

2:45pm – 4:15pm Medicaid MCO Plans Panel (Whitney Martinez – Moderator)

4:15pm – 4:30pm Evaluations, Adjourn

4:30pm – 5:00pm Visit with Vendors

DAY 3: June 27 – Focus: Rural Hospitals

7:30am – 8:30am Registration

7:30am – 1:00pm WORKSHOP VENDORS

8:30am – 8:45am Welcome, Logistics, Introduction (Tracie Ingram, LDH-State Office of Rural Health)

8:45am – 10:15am Hospital Cost Reporting (Ralph Llewellyn)

10:15am – 10:45am BREAK

10:45am – 11:45pm Hospital Cost Reporting - Continued (Ralph Llewellyn)

11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch and Learn: (TBD)

1:00pm – 3:00pm Hospital Revenue Cycle Management (Laurie Daigle, Stroudwater)

3:00pm – 3:15pm Evaluations, Closing

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