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Customizable Communications Toolkit for Rural Hospitals and Clinics

The National Rural Health Resource Center has release a toolkit full of temples to educate your patients, build trust and confidence in your rural hospital and clinic and communicate services. Need help? Contact [email protected]

NRHRC Toolkit Users Guide

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Updated the List of Reportable Codes for Drug Overdose Reporting (DOR)

Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has Updated the List of Reportable Codes for Drug Overdose Reporting (DOR)

Effective January 3rd 2021, the Drug Overdose Reporting (DOR) List of Reportable Diagnosis codes was updated to include new Opioid-related ICD-10-CM codes. This update reflected changes made as a result of the ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee for federal fiscal year 2021. The T40.4X[1-4] coding structure for synthetic narcotics of unintentional, intentional self-harm, assault, and undetermined intent were revised. The changes allow for more specific reporting of drug overdoses involving synthetic opioids for initial and subsequent encounters. In particular, it allows the TDH to identify drug overdoses involving fentanyl, which has become more important to understand as overdoses involving fentanyl have increased rapidly in the last five years. Please ensure that your hospital is including the new codes when reporting drug overdoses to TDH. For more information and to obtain the full List of Reportable Diagnosis codes see the TDH Drug Overdose Reporting website. The new ICD-10-CM codes are indicated with an asterisk.

Now more than ever, it is important for Tennessee’s hospitals to report to TDH. We want to remind hospitals of their responsibility to continue reporting the reportable condition, Drug Overdose, to TDH weekly. Hospitals are required to report drug overdoses to TDH, regardless of the age of the patient experiencing the overdose or the intent, which include prescription or illicit, intentional, undetermined, or accidental drug overdoses. Full guidance on the Reportable Diseases Rules and Regulations can be found here. If the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting your organization’s normal operations and therefore affecting your ability to report to DOR weekly, please notify the DOR team at [email protected]. Please include DOR Reporting Impact in the subject line of the email.

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Rural Tennessee starting to receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Interview with Executive Director, Jacy Warrell, 12/17/20

Leading Through Crisis – Lessons from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

 

Leading Through Crisis – Lessons from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight CenterJohnny Stephenson, BSE, Director, Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

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Commissioner Piercey Talks COVID Testing and Vaccine

 

COVID-19 – Navigating a Global Pandemic in Tennessee

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Deputy Commissioner Smith talks COVID and Medicaid

Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP)

Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP)

TSLRP provides educational loan repayment to qualified primary care practitioners in exchange for an initial 2-year service obligation to practice full-time or part-time at an ambulatory public, non-profit or private non-profit primary care site located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or a facility designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC).  

Regional,  Local & Metro Health Departments must be a primary care entity located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)  or designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)  in order to qualify.

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Lens on Security

Audience: schools, health care providers, hospitals, clinics, FQHCs

Learning Objectives:
- To learn more about the foundational steps healthcare organizations can take to build and deploy an effective, multi-layered cybersecurity strategy. 
- Gain a big picture view of the cybersecurity landscape and attain more insight into your organization’s own cybersecurity posture. 
- How to best leverage trusted partners to augment and scale your organization’s cybersecurity efforts.

Productivity and Workforce Optimization during Unstable Times

RHA of TN's premier partner, Intalere, is offering this workshop free to RHA of TN members and guests.

Learning Objectives:
• To communication the purpose of productivity and staffing targets in today’s environment
• To identify the appropriate people within your organization to manage the process of change
• To understand Key Performance Indicators for Workforce Optimization
• To establish your rules for success during the process and identify clear goals
• To articulate strategies and best practices for improvement to support your organization and department




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TN Department of Health Provider Webinars

To support providers keep up with the fast pace of information related to COVID, Tennessee Department of Health is hosting provider webinars

https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/covid-19-webinars.html