Rural Health Clinic Operations, Billing, Accreditations and Compliance — Virtual Event

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Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Description:Program provided by MHA Health Institute.

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Thursday, Aug. 27

Register on or before Sunday, Aug. 23.

This virtual event is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation. This event also is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons for 2020 events were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2019.


CEOs, compliance directors, clinic operation personnel/directors, risk and finance personnel, patient accounting/management directors, credentialing staff and emergency preparedness staff


Missouri has more Rural Health Clinics than any other state. Managing RHCs creates a unique challenge for clinic directors and personnel, as well as hospital staff charged with overseeing operations. Regulations and procedures are unique to RHCs. Understanding billing, credentialing, commingling and attestations are necessary to ensure cost-effective management.

This event will provide foundational knowledge, as well as information to avoid common pitfalls and misunderstanding in RHC management.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • describe recent regulatory issues and changes affecting RHCs
  • identify billing issues unique to RHCs and discuss ways to address these issues
  • discuss compliance issues for RHCs including chronic pain management, emergency preparedness, annual evaluations and accreditation


8:15 a.m. — Opening Introductions

8:30 a.m. — RHC Update

  • Commingling
  • Modernization Act
  • MO Medicaid - Wrap Around Payments
  • Public Health Emergency (PHE) Update
  • Telehealth Expansion
  • School Based Clinics-Medicaid only

Glen Beussink
Director of Clinic Development
Midwest Health Care, Inc.
Cape Girardeau, Mo.

9 a.m. — RHC Billing Training

  • Medicare & Medicai
  • Medicare Annual Wellness
  • Medicaid Wellness Visits
  • CPT Coding Requirements
  • CCM Billing

Janie Elliott
Billing Trainer Consultant
Midwest Health Care, Inc.
Cape Girardeau, Mo.

10:15 a.m. — Break

10:30 a.m. — RHC Billing Training (continue)
Janie Elliott

11:45 a.m. — Lunch Break

12:15 p.m. — RHC Billing Training (continue)
Janie Elliott

1:30 p.m. — Billing Q & A

2 p.m. — RHC Compliance/Questions

  • Accreditation Citations
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Emergency Preparedness and PHE
  • Nurse Practitioner Waiver Program
  • Evaluations/Policy Changes

Mark Schultz
Manager Consulting Services
Midwest Health Care, Inc.
Cape Girardeau, Mo.

3:30 p.m. — Adjournment


After nearly 20 years in health care, Glen Beussink has become a trusted advisor in the Rural Health Clinic business. Before working in health care, he spent 20 years in the private sector developing business distribution models. Beussink has developed clinics through the Midwest and Southeast and is a trusted advisor to some of the largest hospital organization and smallest independent RHCs. He has presented and attended numerous conferences on the subject of RHCs, and dedicated his career to clinic conversion and regulation compliance. Beussink is a member of the NARHC Public Policy Committee.

Janie Elliott has 38 years of health care experience. She has grown her career in the revenue cycle area of physician practices and hospital revenue management. Elliott has elevated her career by becoming certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders with the following certifications: certified professional coder, certified evaluation and management coder, and certified professional medical auditor. After many years of working in a family practice clinic, the clinic was purchased by a hospital system in the Kansas City area. Her career moved to the hospital in 2000, becoming the manager of the four Rural Health Clinics that were a part of the system. With this move, she became a member and subsequently board member of the Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics. Elliott has continued her education by becoming an active member of the local AAPC Chapter serving as an officer for several years. She is on the Advisory Council of Cass Careers Adult Education Coding program.

Mark Schultz received his Bachelor of Science in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000. He worked as a registered nurse for a large regional hospital system from 2001 to 2006 before joining the hospital’s administrative team. Schultz started his management career as the manager of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, and then advanced to the director of physician practices. His duties as a director primarily were focused on physician offices and the hospitalist service. Schultz brings to Midwest Health Care more than 22 years of experience in health care. The combination of his clinical and administrative background furthers its mission of providing quality consulting and management services to the medical community.

Continuing Education

Participants must attend the program in its entirety and complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion and contact hours.

Participants — A certificate of attendance for 6 clock hours will be awarded.

ACHE — MHA Health Institute is authorized to award 6 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.