Michigan Rural Health Conference

2019 Save the Date



Federal Update on Rural Health Issues

Brock Slabach, MPH, FACHE, Senior Vice President for Member Services, National Rural Health Association

Changing How We Change

Jane McLeod, MSN, RN, Capstone Leadership Solutions


Benefits of Care Management in a RHC

Mitze Hewitt, DO, Northern Pines Health Center, Keisha Sexton, Office Manager, Norther Pines, Natalie Harter, LMSW, Northern Pines Health Center



Critical Role of Nutrition in Improving Quality of Care

Koree Rose Muska, RDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Hills & Dales General Hospital


The Culture of Change in Telemedicine

Becky Sanders, MBA, Director of Operations, Indiana Rural Health Association, Program Director, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center


The Quality Payment Program: 2018 Rule Updates and Strategies for Successful Participation

Bruce Maki, M-CEITA Regulatory & Incentive Program Analyst, Altarum


An Influence Strategy for Changing Patient Behavior

Tina Nazier, MBA, CPC, Health Care Director, Wipfli, LLP


A Patient Portal Story: Overcoming Obstacles for Medicaid Meaningful Use

Danielle Culberson, MHI, Health Information Technology, Michigan Public Health Institute, Michelle Fejedelem, MSN, RN-BC, Nurse Informaticist/Project Manager, Michigan Public Health Institute


Hot Reimbursement Topics for Rural Area Hospitals

Richard Reid, MPA, CPA, FHFMA, Director Provider Payment Analytics, The Rybar Group, Michael Felczak, Jr., MSA, Director of Provider Repayment Analytics, The Rybar Group


An Overview of Shortage Designations in Michigan & Their Significance in Programs Benefitting RHCs and Providers

Miguelina Carela-Garcia, Primary Care Workforce Analyst, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Amber Myers, Manager, Workforce/Access & Grants Management, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


MI DOCS Consortium

Doug Skrzyniaz, Associate Vice President, Government Health Affairs, Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University


MACRA: Using Data to Capture the Quality

Mark Blessing, CPA, Managing Director, BKD, Zach Remmich, Managing Consultant, BKD 


Transitional Subacute Care in a CAH-Promoting Value and Building Partnerships

Randolph Flechsig, CEO, Sheridan Community Hospital


Rural Health Clinic Updates

Nicole Salava, Provider Relations Analyst, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


Student Research Presentations 

CHNA Data to Guide Statewide Strategies for Rural Health 

Opioid Discussion Panel 

Effects of Implementing a Comprehensive Chronic Pain Protocol on Overall Narcotic Prescribing in Rural Family Medicine Clinic- Matthew Stack, MSU/Mid Michigan

Patient Perspective- David Clayton, Director/Youth Coordinator, Families Against Narcotics

Approach to Opioid Crisis in Rural Areas- David Klee, MD, Munson Medical Center, Irena Muca, MD, Munson Medical Center

The Drug Monitoring Section with BPL Houses MAPS- Haley Winans, Analyst, Drug Monitoring Section, Michigan Automated Prescription System, Andrew Hudson, Drug Monitoring Section Manager, Michigan Automated Prescription System 


Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care

Lisa Jackinchuk, LMSW, Manager of Clinical Integration, Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Tara Calabro, LMSW, Clinical Integration Team, Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Julie Sabro, Clinical Integration Team, Eaton Rapids Medical Center


Embracing the Value of Your Rural Health Clinic

Jeff Bramschreiber, CPA, Health Care Partner, Wipfli, LLP, Tina Nazier, MBA, CPC, Health Care Director, Wipfli, LLP


Expanding Access to Advanced Care Plans with Health Information Exchange

Rozanne Turner, M.Ed, BSN, RN, Clinical Program Specialist, Priority Health, Doug Dietzman, Executive Director, Great Lakes Health Connect


Innovation in Healthcare-What Part Does Innovation Play in Your Organization

Ross Manson- Prinicipal, Eide Bailly


Cyber Security

Michael Davenport, President and Principal Security Consultant, Trilogy Security, Inc. 

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Health Law Update

Brian Bauer, Esq, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman