Thursday, June 20, 2013

Putting Us on the Map

From the May/June 2013 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Chad Landgraf, M.S. reviews the accomplishments of the OSU Center for Rural Health's Marketing Committee. The article covers the purpose of the Committee and the effectiveness of its various outreach techniques. 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What Does a 3-year Old Have in Common with Simon Sinek, John G. Miller and Rural D.O.’s?

From the May/June 2013 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Vicky Pace, M.Ed. discusses the importance of asking "why" as it relates to medical education and the practice of medicine. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

FREE Rural HIT Workshops

The Oklahoma Office of Rural Health and the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ) will host a series of FREE rural health information technology (HIT) workshops across the state. The half-day workshops will focus on the optimization of data attestation and extraction processes to successfully reach Meaningful Use and pass HIPAA audits. The workshops will be held in Ardmore (June 25), Enid (July 9), Lawton (July 23), and Okmulgee (August 6) and are free for healthcare providers, critical access hospital staff and rural hospital staff. For more information about the workshops, including a detailed agenda and registration information, please visit OFMQ's website.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

AOA Summary of CMS FY14 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems Proposed Rule

On April 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule updating Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient acute care hospitals for federal fiscal year (FY) 2014. If finalized, the rule will set the market basket update, add new requirements for improving patient care quality and safety and change Medicare policies on graduate medical education (GME). The rule also announces the availability of full time equivalent (FTE) resident slots in the latest round of the closed hospital redistribution program.  Read the American Osteopathic Association's summary of the proposed rule.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma (OMECO) Graduate Medical Education Sites, April 2013

Click the image below to open the map as a PDF document. For additional information about the programs offered at each site, please visit OMECO's website.