Center for Rural Health Annual Meeting
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St. Simons Island
May 24 Quarterly Meeting Held in Macon
The Center for Rural Health Quarterly Meeting was held May 24 at the Macon Marriott City Center.
The agenda featured an in-depth review of the 2018 Legislative Session that affects rural hospital including:
· Pharmacy Remote Order Entry
· Provider Credentialing
· Rural Physician Grant Program
· Improvements to the Rural Tax Credit
· Rural Health System Innovation Center/Health Coordination and Innovation Council
· State Budget
The afternoon session focused on practical applications for rural hospitals to lower their employee health benefit costs. This session was requested by several CRH Board members.
* HB 769 Rural Development Council
* Certificate of Need Policy Discussion
* Practical Applications to Lower Your Employee Healthcare Costs
February Meeting Summary
Members of the Center for Rural Health converged on Macon on Tuesday, Feb. 13 for the first quarterly meeting of the year. About 60 rural health care professionals attended the event. The agenda featured an update on the current legislative session and a Rural Hospital Tax Credit Year 1 Summary. Dr. Gary Dent and Dr. Jean Sumner from Mercer University School of Medicine were the featured presenters on resources for physicians practicing in rural markets and Mercer’s efforts to develop additional rural physicians.
The Center for Rural Health is a department within the Georgia Hospital Association that represents the interests of Georgia's small rural hospitals, which we define as an acute care or critical access hospital that meets one of the following criteria:
There are 74 hospital members of the Center for Rural Health.
The Center for Rural Health is governed by a board of trustees comprised of 11 small rural hospital CEOs, the president of GHA (ex-officio), and the executive director of The Center for Rural Health. The executive director has dual reporting responsibilities to GHA executive leadership as well as the governing board of the Center.
The Mission of the Center for Rural Health is to represent the needs of Georgia’s small and rural hospitals in a manner that promotes accessibility to high quality and cost-efficient health care, and to act as a central agency for the study, discussion, resolution, and dissemination of ideas and information that addresses problems faced by small and rural hospitals.
For more information on the Center for Rural Health, please contact Chuck Adams at (770) 249-4500.
Wayne Memorial Hospital
Fannin Regional Hospital
Jasper Memorial Hospital
Liberty Regional Medical Center
Optim Medical Center - Screven
At Large Trustees
Floyd Polk Medical Center
Phoebe Worth Medical Center
*Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)
*Prospective Payment System Hospitals (PPS)
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Payroll Deduction Calculator (password protected)
Department of Revenue Proposed Contribution Timeline
Center for Rural Health Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program Eligibility - Keri Conley, Associate General Counsel &
Carie Summers, VP Healthcare Financing, Georgia Hospital Association
Eligibility Flow Chart for SB 258- Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program
Grassroots Fundraising - Patti Lyons, Executive Partner, Pride Philanthropy
Rural Hospital Tax Credit: Legal Considerations - Sarah F. Kuipers, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Tax and Record Keeping for SB 258 - Jim Creamer, Partner & Bert Bennett, Partner, Draffin & Tucker
Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program (SB 258) - Audio File - C. Bert Bennett, Partner, Draffin & Tucker
Year-End Celebrating Our Success 09-07-16
Legislation enacted as part of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 authorized States to establish a State FLEX Program under which certain facilities participating in Medicare can become CAHS. The following providers may be eligible to become CAHs:
For more information, click here.