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This interactive training is intended for healthcare practitioners, medical billers, coders, auditors, office managers and IT professionals involved with authoring clinical documentation, generating E&M progress notes, auditing professional physician service claims and maintaining a healthy revenue cycle.

The primary course focus will emphasis documentation guidelines set forth by CMS for reporting Evaluation and Management services (E&M), as defined by CPT. The curriculum will provide attendees with a strong grasp of Evaluation and Management auditing, coding and documentation techniques.

To register for the event, you must be a certified Rural Health Clinic in Tennessee. CEUS will be available. Find out more on our blog.

Register for this April 20th online training event here.

The Rural Health Association of Tennessee's 28th Annual Conference, "Collective Impact: A Call to Action," will be held November 16-18, 2022 in
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
We are accepting presentation proposals. Proposals should highlight replicable programs, research, and/or collaborative efforts aimed at improving health and access to care in rural Tennessee.

Submit your proposals here.

Middle Tennessee Regional Workshop

Join us on April 14th at the Wilson Co. Administrative and Training Complex in Lebanon for the Middle Tennessee Regional Workshop Event titled "Balancing Life in Middle Tennessee: Where do you stand?" as we hear from speakers about mental health in today's time.

The cost of the event is free, but lunch will be $15. Register for this April 14th event here.

Event Spotlight

RHA of TN members and staff had a great time at the annual Day on the Hill on March 9th talking with Senators and Representatives about the important issues facing rural health in Tennessee. Find out more about the event on our blog.

  • National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) & FEMA Webinar Join NACDD and FEMA for their Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) 2022 webinar: Innovation and Sustainability in Emergencies. Register for the webinar here.

  • Establishing Peer Support Services for Overdose Response: Strategies from the Field Join the first webinar in a two-part series to hear from health department staff and peer support workers implementing overdose response initiatives across the country on March 23. Register here

  • Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Screening and Care The goals of this Engagement Lounge are to examine regional disparities in colorectal cancer and identify community interventions to improve screening, identify community-based strategies for prevention, and explain the challenges and best practices in health care delivery for colorectal cancer patients on March 29th. Register here.

  • TDMHSAS Facts about Fentanyl Join the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services on March 23rd. Training will include an overview of basics and common questions followed by an open Q&A. Register here.

  • Assessing Needs: Toolkit for Dementia, Cognitive Health and Caregiving Join the Alzheimer’s Association and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials on March 29 for a brief overview of the toolkit, including how health equity can be prioritized to better meet the needs of older adults. To register, click here

  • Save the Date for the 2022 Mental Health Services Research Conference This event will take place virtually August 2-4, 2022.  Join the National Institute of Mental Health for the 2022 Mental Health Services Research Conference, the premier national research conference focused on mental health services.

  • Healthcare in Appalachia This conference is designed to address the unique needs and circumstances in Appalachia. The conference is April 28-30,2022. Find out more information here.

  • Leadership Academy The leadership academy meets for 10-weeks; 6 live, group sessions, and 4 weeks on-demand. 2022 Online Meetings: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27. Find out more information here.

  • State of the Union Address President Biden provided his State of the Union Address to Congress on March 1. The President highlighted several initiatives, including addressing addiction and the overdose epidemic. Find the address here.

  • Nonfatal Overdose Report The Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Informatics and Analytics Advanced Analytics and Visualization team has published their Nonfatal Overdose Report. To read the report, click here

  • Mental Health Surveillance Among Children Examines mental disorders and indicators of poor mental health among children, mental health services for children, and positive indicators of mental health, based on data from nine federal surveillance systems

  • Job Board New jobs have been added to the RHA of TN job board. Those can be found here.
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