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Linking Finance and Quality in RHC’s and Home Visit Program


July 25, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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In the primary presentation, Kristen Ogden from The Compliance Team and Gregory Wolf with Lilypad will discuss the intersection of Finance and Quality.

In an era of increased value-based reimbursement, successful small rural clinics and hospitals will integrate quality and financial functions to eliminate operational silos.  When properly implemented, the variety of new public and private payer-sponsored chronic care programs have the potential to fund mission-based priorities to increase access to high-quality care and fuel service growth.

The second presentation will be from the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Early Childhood.  They will discuss how their program can be leveraged to provide additional support for your rural health clinic patients. 

The Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Early Childhood (IDHS-DEC) home visiting program supports pregnant people and parents with young children ages 0-5 who live in communities that face greater risks and barriers to achieving positive maternal and child health outcomes. Home visiting goals are to: (1) improve maternal and newborn health; (2) prevent child abuse and neglect; (3) promote children's development and readiness to participate in school; and (4) connect families to needed community resources and supports. IDHS-DEC home visiting programs provide family support and coaching through planned, regular visits with a trained professional based on a family’s needs and schedules. Home visiting is a voluntary program with no cost to families, and home visitors work with parents on practical parenting skills as well as family bonding before birth and as children grow up. In addition, home visiting helps families connect with other community services.