2019 Nebraska Rural Health Clinics Conference - April 24, 2019
Younes Conference Center
Janet Lytton's Presentation
The Rural Health Clinics Program (RHC Program) was developed in response to the unmet needs of Medicare and Medicaid recipients in underserved areas of rural America. In the RHC Program, the federal government crafted a plan to encourage physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians to practice together in rural areas. Today, rural health clinics are an integral part of the health care delivery systems, with over 3000 federally certified rural health clinics providing primary care services for over 7 million people in 47 states.
NeRHA is a vital link between health clinics and federal legislators and regulators as it brings the “real world” experience of rural health clinic practice to policy making and policy makers:
- We are unique. There are groups in Nebraska representing rural hospitals, community health centers, and individual practitioners, but no other organization has the proven track record or the specific commitment to the Rural Health Clinics program .
- We are responsive. With NeRHA’s unique and specific focus on the Rural Health Clinics Program, it targets and meets its membership’s policy and informational needs, such as current clinic certification guidelines and resources.
The Nebraska Rural Health Association is the only Nebraska organization dedicated exclusively to improving the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care in rural under served areas through the Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Program. NeRHA works with Congress, federal agencies, and rural health allies to promote, expand, and protect the RHC Program. Through the association, RHC members become actively engaged in the legislative and regulatory process.
Group Purchasing Program Design for Rural Health Clinics
NeRHA has partnered with Private Practice Associates to provide services to RHC members free with their membership. PPA is the region’s premier practice management and group purchasing organization. We are committed to helping physicians enhance their practices, operate more efficiently, and reduce costs and to help make practices more successful. The balancing act that today’s private practices and clinics face: balancing patient care between continued rising costs, regulations and management concerns is getting harder and harder to achieve.
You need someone on your side and we help by bringing you services, products and connectivity to better manage the business of healthcare. Our goal is to bring you all of the services, products and resources in one place.
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