Presentations from the Power of Rural 2019

Care Coordination in Wyoming

Care Coordination Programs have a positive effect on the patient and the practice. Over the last year, several clinics have taken part in a pilot project to implement care coordination programs focusing on Chronic Care Management for the Medicare population. This project has developed a care coordination network of care coordinators throughout Wyoming for the purposes of learning, sharing successes, and collecting data.

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HPV Vaccination Success

Low HPV vaccination rates are leaving boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. This presentation will provide up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, the HPV vaccine and strategies to communicate effectively with patients and their parents

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Characteristics of a Good Leader

During this session, working nurse executive, Dr. Pam Beitlich will share the characteristics it takes to be a courageous and resilient leader in today’s health care paradigm. Review the complexities of current care delivery, the continued presence of undesired variations in care and the need for all leaders to establish competence as coaches of staff performance.

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Integrating Primary & Behavioral Health Across Wyoming

Discuss what behavioral health integration is and how to implement it within your health center to build capacity and improve services and outcomes.

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It Doesn’t Always Work Out – How to Terminate Respectfully and Effectively

Sometimes, we just don’t hire the correct person or for whatever reason we need to part ways with an employee.

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Medicare Utilization of FQHCs and RHCs in Wyoming: Current Status and Future Opportunities

Updates on the characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries in Wyoming, recent services added to FQHC and RHC benefits as Medicare-covered services, available grant to rural communities and much more.

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Utilizing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Integrated Primary Care Setting

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has risen to the forefront of addiction treatment with the onset of the opioid crisis. These lifesaving medications play a critical role in helping to keep people in our communities safe, as well as supporting recovery, and changing the way we view and treat addiction.

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Partnering to Improve Care: Strengthening Primary Care and Community-Based Linkages

Partnerships between primary care and community-based organizations are effective and valuable resources in caring for those with chronic conditions and addressing the social determinants of health. This presentation provides a framework for establishing partnerships in your community. It includes several examples of current clinical-community linkages in Wyoming that improve care and address the social determinants of health.

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As Not Seen On TV: Primary Care’s Opportunity to Address the Epidemic of Intimate Partner Violence

This session is interactive and offers new perspectives on what a patient experiences when living in, and fleeing from, intimate partner violence. Forensic nurse coordinator at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Michela Telford, and WYPCA’s Scott Cheney will lead participants through an immersive team-building exercise.

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Creative Ways to Deliver HIV Care in Wyoming

Community Health Centers have the unique opportunity to provide specialized care in a primary care setting, such as PrEP. Pre Exposure Prophylaxis is a medication that can be used by patients to prevent contraction of HIV, as well as by HIV/AIDS positive individuals to maintain a low viral load.

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Healthy Food Strategies

This session is all about mitigating a lack of health food choices in nontraditional ways to better individuals and communities.

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Leveraging Your Annual Wellness Visit

The end result of an Annual Wellness Visit is the development of a preventative plan of care which includes three components: the list of screening tests and services; the care plan for risk assessments and chronic conditions; the incorporation of community resources into health maintenance. The tests and services for screening as well as appointments to manage risk factors and chronic conditions are essential to ensure the best health of the patient. These services also bring revenue to the practice which supports the practice’s financial health.

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J1-Visa Program

Wyoming’s Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program is part of a national effort by state departments of health, placing over 15,000 physicians in the United States over the past 17 years, to provide patient care to underserved communities. Providers in rural, federally-designated underserved areas qualify, as well as providers who serve residents of these areas. Learn how U.S. immigration sponsorship through Wyoming’s Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program offers a recruiting solution to physician shortage, and hear testimonials from J-1 waiver physician recipients.

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Managing Coverage – Why You Shouldn't Default to Sliding Fee

PointCare has been providing solutions to healthcare organizations that encourages a “no barriers” approach to healthcare. Through their work they have been able to collect data and insights across the country that show how managing coverage of patients improves the financial well-being of a healthcare organization.

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Care Coordination Through Community Paramedicine Collaboration

To maximize our effectiveness and ensure we are not duplicating our efforts, we must interact with our networks to learn what is happening throughout the state. It was through networking efforts that the innovation occurring between EMS colleagues, Wyoming Medicaid, and the Office of Rural Health FLEX funding came to light.

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Native American Disparities

Nationwide, only about 22% of Native Americans live on reservations. This means the majority are living in the same communities and accessing the same services as non-natives. It’s important that health care providers understand the incredibly unique social determinants of health factors of this population.

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Show Me the Money: A Practical Approach to Planning a Fundraising Event

Fundraising can be a daunting prospect, but it is a necessary activity in order to bolster funds and build an organization’s capacity to provide care.

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Planning for Operational Success

As expectations for healthcare providers continue to increase, health centers are responsible for providing a broader array of services with diverse partners. Health Centers preparing for this growth and change must consider the impact of internal and external influences on sustainability. Includes a presentation of planning tools, scenario models, financing options and techniques for addressing various operational initiatives.

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Colorectal Cancer: the preventable killer

An overview of “best-practices” for colorectal screening programs in rural community health settings; this includes targets of : 1) Know your screening rate, set a goal, start messaging early 2) Discussion of screening options 3) Overview of family history and genetic testing,

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Developing Rural Relevant Community Health Program Initiatives

Rural Communities are developing and adapting innovative solutions to address some of the most substantial economic, geographic and social challenges that influence health and health care. Understanding not only the challenges that rural and frontier communities face, but also the drivers behind them, is key to discovering how to design initiatives, policies and funding programs.

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