Savannah, GA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
More than 100 Critical Access Hospital executives from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina will gather June 17 through the 19th to attend a 3-day Southeast Regional Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conference to be held in Savannah, Georgia to collaborate, share best practices and learn from healthcare experts from Washington, DC and around the nation.
Senior Policy Advisor Paul Moore with HRSA, ONC’s Rural Health IT Coordinator Leila Samy, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) Executor Director Pat Schou along with industry experts will present topics relating to CMS' new healthcare reform policies. Conference topics include the meaningful use of electronic health records - Stage 2, the secure exchange of health information, the measurement and reporting of hospital quality, ICD-10 transition, CAH reimbursement cuts, readmission penalties, Health Insurance Exchange, Sequestration and more.
“With two critical access hospitals closing in Georgia in the last 90 days, it is imperative that CAH leaders come together to collaborate and develop strategies to survive the tremendous budget cuts and changes to reimbursement that we are seeing from the Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and most recently the Taxpayer Relief Act that enacted the 2% Sequestration cuts directly from the hospitals bottom line,” said HomeTown Health CEO Jimmy Lewis.
The Southeast Critical Access Hospital Conference is hosted by HomeTown Health in collaboration with Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina Offices of Rural Health. For more information on conference or to register go to http://www.hometownhealthonline.com