One of the great presentations at Head for the Hills 2015 was Curbside Consults, Warm Handoffs, Team Meetings: How to Define and Discuss Billing and Coding Practices Led by Joel Hornberger, MHA and J. David Bull, PsyD of Cherokee Health Systems, the session focused of the 'how' and 'why' of integrated care. It noted: Integration… Continue reading Speaking of Billing…
Save the Date!
Are you a medical resident? Are you working in or for rural Southwest Virginia (or surrounding areas)? Then mark off April 22nd on your calendar and plan to be at the Second Rural Residents Research Symposium! This is a day for residents to present original research (not case studies) regarding topics of interest to rural primary care docs… Continue reading Save the Date!
At Head for the Hills 2015, Jessica Arney MS, RD, LD provided an overview of the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program. Her WIC Works presentation included: the immediate benefits of nutrition education, counseling, supplemental foods and breastfeeding support. long term positive health outcomes associated with participation in the program the differences between WIC and SNAP There were… Continue reading WIC Works
Virginia has been severely impacted by opioid abuse, particularly the abuse of prescription drugs. In 2013, 386 individuals died from the abuse of FHMO, an increase of 1,578%, with fentanyl being the primary substance fueling this increase. In 2013, drug-related deaths happened at a higher per capita level (11.0 deaths per 100,000) than motor vehicle… Continue reading REVIVE!
Media headlines are full of ADHD information. Recent examples include: “Study finds 17% of college students misuse ADHD drugs” “ADHD Medications Don't Lead To Drug Or Alcohol Abuse” “Children with ADHD more likely to have eating disorder” “Is the Internet giving us all ADHD?” One of the great presentations at Head for the Hills was… Continue reading ADHD
We hope everyone enjoyed the 2015 Head for the Hills event! We're going to spend the next few weeks reviewing the fantastic presentations. First up - Guide to Inexpensive Prescription Medications Provided by Melody Counts, M.D., M.H.M., District Health Director - Cumberland Plateau Health District (and GMEC board member), the session asked; "What good do… Continue reading Cheap Meds!
Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment
Are you a health professions student wondering how you are going to afford your education? Or a rural provider trying to recruit new practitioners? If so - we have two great guides for you! First are the presentation slides from Head for the Hills from Justin Crow's Getting the Most from Federal & State Loan Repayment… Continue reading Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment
We've been able to add another session to the Head for the Hills agenda! Justin Crow, from the Virginia Department of Health will be presenting: Getting the Most from Federal and State Loan Repayment Programs: Guidance for Practitioners and Practice Sites Mr. Crow's presentation will enable you to: Describe HPSA designations and the HPSA designation… Continue reading New Session!
Do Residents Return?
"Grow your own" is a popular phrase for those trying to improve the supply of health professionals in rural areas. But does it work? The USDA recently released a report titled "Factors Affecting Former Residents' Returning to Rural Communities". Factors which encouraged residents to return to their rural roots: presence of parents desire to raise… Continue reading Do Residents Return?
Turn Up the Volume
Head for the Hills isn't the only event for rural healthcare providers this fall; the Virginia Rural Health Association will be hosting their annual conference October 13 & 14. For twenty years, the Virginia Rural Health Association has served as "The Voice for Rural Health in Virginia." Now they are asking you to turn up the volume… Continue reading Turn Up the Volume